Black and white, silver gelatin photograph of camera assembly, Kodak Australasia, Abbotsford, Victoria, circa 1950s.

The camera assembly plant was in the Duke Street building in Abbotsford. The camera being assembled is a Box Brownie II.

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 camera being assembled. To the left of the image is a pair of hands holding the body of a camera and using a micro-screwdriver to tighten a screw. A pair of pliers is on a table to the right of the camera being assembled. To the right is a small tray with the parts for the camera, screws and small plates with 'CLOSE UP" printed on them. There is a row of camera lenses and far right, four cameras stacked with the front in view. To the rear on the left, seven cameras waiting for the specific parts to be assembled.

Physical Description

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

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