Kodak Melbourne Memories - Roy Porter, 1954-1979

This 2:42 minute digital story tells the story of Roy Porter and his time working for Kodak Australasia at both the Abbotsford and Coburg factories.

Roy Porter began his career at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford in 1964 as a draftsman in the physics research laboratory, working on the practical side of improving machinery and processing. He invented a tubular processor, for dramatically increasing the speed of making enlargements of colour prints. Kodak bought the patent from him and developed the machine for large scale processing. Roy later moved to the packaging department at Coburg, finishing up his career as a packaging design manager in 1979.

Roy was interviewed as part of the Kodak oral history project. This digital story is an edited extract from his original 1 hour 30 minute oral history interview.

The images shown are part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, after the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

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