Summary

Flat-pack, empty cigarette packet or box, designed to represent a Kodak Instamatic Camera. It was used to advertise the new Kodak Instamatic Camera range from 1963, and was given to Kodak shops and pharmacies by travelling Kodak sales representatives. One of the former sales reps, John Harvey, said that the design of the packaging allowed for a little cardboard flash gun to pop up when the packet was opened.

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

Flatpack box with embossed picture of camera in silver and black ink, with silver and black text on yellow and black background.

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