Black and white silver gelatin photograph, view looking down and north-west from the roof of Electricity Sub-Station #2, featuring Building 2, Emulsion Making, under construction, Kodak factory, Coburg, 21 January 1958.

Image of the partly constructed west wing of Building 2. A similarly styled east wing is under construction in the right foreground. The west and east wings of Building 2 were connected to a special purpose built four-storey steel reinforced concrete and brick in-fill structure. The sunken concrete works in the centre of the photo, shows the formation of the basement floor and waste tanks for the multi-storey section. Steel reinforcing rods for the columns can be seen rising above the formwork and further out positioned in holes. This indicates the area covered by the upper floors area of this section. This multi-storey building eventually housed all of the emulsion making systems which supplied the Building 3 Emulsion Coating operations via a connecting 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

View of a construction site. This single building complex appears to be in various stages of construction. The partly completed steel roof trussed building in the far centre is featured along with the first stages of a steel reinforced concrete structure in the foreground. A jib crane can be seen supporting operations in the background.

Physical Description

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

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