Black and white silver gelatin photograph of condensate return pumps in small plant room in of Building 5, Sheet Film, Kodak factory, Coburg, June 1958.

The small plant room was on the ground floor, and in this image, two sets of condensate return pumps and isolating valves are being installed, next to a stand ready to accommodate a condensate tank. As part of the efficient centralised supply of 70kPa steam from the Power House, all steam condensate was returned to the boiler system from a condensate collection tank and pumps in each building. Steam was used in this building for heating coils in the various room air conditioning systems and for heating water, and all condensate was drained from these units in the ceiling to the tank on the ground floor.

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 the ground floor plant room of Building 5 Sheet Film showing two sets of electric motor driven steam condensate return pumps and isolating valves being installed next to a yet-to-be-installed condensate collection tank. The side of an equipment cabinet can be seen to the left of the photograph.

Physical Description

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

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