Black and white silver gelatin photograph taken from the roof of Electrical Sub-station #2 and looking south-west towards Building 3, Emulsion Coating, under construction, Kodak factory, Coburg, November 1958.

This second floor level view features the already constructed services gantry running past the east end of the multi-storey section of Building 3. On the lower decks of the gantry, protective cladding on the large pipes which carried steam, chilled water and brine, are yet to be fitted at the transition points, and on the north and south take-offs for this building. On the upper decks of the gantry, lighter pipe and cable runs are yet to be installed. The fully clad condensate return line, and the bare compressed air supply line have been completed. In the background, the steel reinforced concrete multi-storey columns, lift well, floors and stairways of Building 3, appears to have been completed to the top penthouse level. The external brick walls are completed up to second floor level. The flyover connecting with Building 2, Emulsion Making, at the third floor level, is clearly visible.

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 of a building under construction. A steel trussed gantry carrying large pipes high above the road level, runs across the width of a multi-storey building. A flyover connects this building to another unseen on the right. Scaffolding, formwork, a tower hoist, and other equipment can be seen around the worksite.

Physical Description

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

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