Black and white silver gelatin photograph of the Kodak Australasia factory in Abbotsford, Victoria, 1950-1960.

Ron Buckingham is in the pH/pAg laboratory and is cleaning the electrodes on the pH/pAg meter at a stainless steel laboratory sink. The cleaning of electrodes was important in keeping the meter accurate. The pH/pAG Measuring Laboratory measures the acidity and silver concentration of emulsions. The laboratory moved to the Coburg premises in 1960.

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.

This photograph 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.

Description of Content

The photograph shows a man leaning over a stainless steel sink and is looking at a glass container half filled with liquid with two small rods standing in it. The rods are connected to wires that are leading out of the picture frame.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph, printed on medium weight paper, portrait format with a white border.

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