Black and white silver gelatin photograph looking from the west side of Building 7, Testing, and north along the roadway between the unsighted Building 7 on the right and Building 3, Emulsion Coating, on the left. Building 2, Emulsion Making, is in the background, Kodak factory, Coburg, late 1959.

This street level view features the completed services gantry system located along the eastern end of the externally completed Building 3. The multi-storey section of Building 3 housed all of the emulsion delivery systems associated with the coating machine located in the single-storey west wing of this building. An architectural feature of this multi-storey section was the external fire escape stairs located within a service elevator tower on the eastern face. Further north, a flyover (over the road between Buildings 2 and 3) connected the multi-storey sections of Buildings 2 and 3 at the third floor level. The single-storey east wing of Building 2, with the windows of the emulsion laboratory, can be seen at the T-intersection of this road, with Gatehouse Road running east-west between Buildings 2 and 3.

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 after the manufacturing plant at Coburg had closed down the year before.

Description of Content

Image features a steel trussed gantry carrying large pipes high above street level. To the left is a multi-storey building and a building at end of T-intersection. A car is parked on the road to the right.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph printed on light weight paper, portrait format.

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