Black and white photograph featuring pneumatic air conditioning control panel installed during the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd Coburg building construction period 1958-1960. The pneumatic panel controlled an air conditioning unit, typical of many installed in the ceilings of buildings around the site.

Pneumatic controls like this operated using compressed air. This compresssed air was fed in turn through an isolating valve, filter, regulator and finally a small receiving tank. Clean, dry and stable pressured air was then available to the control spool valves located at the top of the panel. These spool valves were connected to other measuring instruments which together controlled the steam and chiller radiators and louvre dampers within the air conditioning unit. All compressed air connections were made in copper pipe and brass fittings.

This photograph is part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

Description of Content

Control panel for ait conditioning unit.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph; landscape format.

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