My VERY first camera was a Kodak Hawkeye Instamatic II. It took 126 film and I loaded it with b/w, probably Verichrome, and had them processed at the drug store. It was cool to get little square b/w prints back with wavy edges.
Still have the camera, too.
Next was a Ricoh rangefinder in HS photo class. Shot PX and TX souped in d-76, 1+0, at ambient temp.
While in this class, my folks bought me a used Pentax H3V. It pre-dated the Spotmatic. It has no meter and a bad shutter, but I was proud to have a "real" camera. Sold it on ebay for parts for $2-3.