Black and white silver gelatin photograph of a ground level view from the north-east corner of Electricity Sub-station #2, looking north-west towards Building 2, Emulsion Making, under construction, Kodak factory, Coburg, November 1958.

Building 2 consisted of a special purpose built four-storey (plus basement and penthouse floors) steel reinforced concrete and brick walled structure, connected to single-storey east and west wings. In this view, construction of the multi-storey section has proceeded to the penthouse floor level, where service blocks including the elevator room are being erected. While the internal brick infill walls in view are substantially completed (an outer brick 'skin' wall is underway at the second level), the brick walls not in view have hardly been started. This multi-storey building eventually housed all of the specialised emulsion making systems which fed the coating machine. It was connected to Building 3, Emulsion Coating, with a flyover at the third floor level.

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 looking north-west features a multi-storey building with two single storey wings nearing external completion. A flyover connects this building to another unseen on the left. Tradespeople can be seen around the worksite or walking down the roadway along with two tower hoists, scaffolding and building materials.

Physical Description

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

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