Generic, specimen letter from Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, dated 23 December 1941, announcing further restrictions to sales and supply of photographic materials to all branches of Professional Photography. This letter was likely sent to all branches and dealers in the country.

It makes reference to earlier restrictions in importation of raw materials, which decreased Abbotsford factory's outputs. It then goes on to state that "the situation which has now developed in the Pacific will further add to our difficulties" so orders for Portrait and Cut Film, and sensitized papers will be supplied at 50% quantity and it also states that supplies for chemicals will be reduced, but does not give a figure.

This letter is housed in a scrapbook of specimen letters and archives. It 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

Medium sized cream paper letter with Kodak letterhead at the top of the page. Kodak letterhead is in dark blue type. Text of letter in black ink of typewriter.

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