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In Years Past

June 9, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, dissolution of the so-called Eastman Kodak trust was asked in a civil anti-trust suit filed in Buffalo by order of Attorney General McReynolds. The federal government sought the dissolution, by receivership if necessary, of the Eastman Kodak Company of New York, who were charged with monopolizing trade in photographic supplies, in violation of the Sherman law. The government aimed to obtain a division of the assets and business of the two companies, the other being Eastman Kodak of New Jersey, controlling 72 percent of the business in the United States, into such parts as would effectually destroy the alleged monopoly and restore full and free competition.

 
 

 

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