Building safety sign from the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory site at Coburg, likely in use from the mid to late 1990s until the factory closure in 2004. It was clearly used outside, as evidenced by the wear and bird excrement on the front face.
This object is part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.
Kodak manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to Australasia, such as film, paper, chemicals, cameras and miscellaneous equipment. Its client base included amateur and professional photographers, as well as specialist medical and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.
Metal powder coated white with black inscription, a black diagram of a lit cigarette in a red circle with a cross through it and a black border. Has a hole in each corner for attaching to a wall. The sign is quite scratched and bent in top right hand corner.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Place & Date Used
Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Coburg, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990s-2004
Based on condition and style of signage, and the collection date of the object directly from the site after the closure in 2004.
Printed: 'SMOKING / PROHIBITED'
Type of item
44.9 cm (Length), 30.1 cm (Width)