The following timeline is definitely simplified in scope, but should help illustrate the basic 'evolution' of Polaroid packfilm camera models.
Camera models which were replaced with new, equivalent, models are listed in a directly vertical fashion, whereas models which borrow basic body construction or other interchangable parts (but have different features) are connected to 'parent' cameras by branches to the side. There is no consistent pattern to the left/right position of the various camera models-- these were arranged primarily according to convenience in constructing the diagram.
Only regular USA models are included in this timeline. I have omitted Special Markets, international models, and 'SE' or other name variant models for the purpose of keeping the diagram simple and easy to follow. Also, I've omitted the professional models, but I'll add them back in later on.
Right now, I've only run the timeline to the year 1981, which is about the time the Minute Maker camera was discontinued. After that point, there's really only the EE100 and Reporter cameras left, and these were both replaced with the (still being manufactured) ProPack in the early 1990's.
Also, although the Swinger 20 is technically a rollfilm camera, I have chosen to list it on the packfilm timeline instead, as the basic construction of that camera is related more closely to the packfilm models. In fact, it's really the precursor of the first of the non-folding pack cameras, namely the Big Swinger (3000).
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