Summary

Stack of loose Cancelled Dividend Cheques from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd. Originally held together with a thin black rubber band. The rubber band has been removed for conservation reasons, the stack is now held together with cotton tie.

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.

Physical Description

Small stack of 24 loose cheques, originally held together with a thin black rubber band. The rubber band has been removed for conservation reasons, the stack is now held together with cotton tie. The top cheque is Voucher No. 1924, dated 16 April 1952. It is titled "Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Abbotsford, Melbourne", has a coloured (red, black and yellow) diagram of an Eastman Kodak Verichrome film box and is issued from the National Bank of Australia Ltd, Collins Street, Melbourne. It is payable to the Collector of Customs. This cheque is for the sum of 930 pounds, two shillings and three pence. It has been signed, stamped "Not Negotiable" and has been crossed out with a single line in order to cancell it. It has a black decorative border and the cream paper has a blue wavy patterned watermark.

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