"Kinnear Camera" stands for a conception of a folding camera, invented in 1857 by Scotsman C.G.H. Kinnear from Edinburgh. Kinnear was an architect, an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy, a Colonel of the Midlothian Volunteer Artillery, and a member of the council of the Photographic Society of Scotland. Kinnear introduced his invention in 1858 as "portable camera for portraits and landscapes". Other camera makers based their folding camera designs on Kinnear's pattern.