Black and white silver gelatin photograph taken looking west inside the Machinery Hall of the Power House, Building 11, Kodak factory, Coburg, November 1958.

Installation of three packaged oil-fired steam boilers in the Machinery Hall. The boilers generated steam at 70 Kpa for heating and air conditioning throughout the growing Coburg site. Along with two electric motor driven centrifugal refrigeration compressors (the photograph shows preparations being made for their installation at the far end of the hall), these boilers were the first equipment to be installed in the Machinery Hall, in time for the factory start-up period 1958-60. Following the planned building of the Boiler Hall and the installation of two oil-fired refractory boilers during 1960-61, these temporary boilers were removed from the site.

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

A row of three packaged oil-fired boilers can be seen with pipes descending into a trench below the floor. At the distant end of the building, workmen appear to be installing additional equipment with several covers removed exposing the trench running the length of the building.

Physical Description

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

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