Colour slide taken by Stuart Sanderson, General Manager of Manufacturing at Kodak, of the construction of the Powerhouse Building 11 with water cooling tower, Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory complex in Coburg, April 1958.

The Power House Building 11 at the Coburg Factory consisted of an integrated Machinery Hall, Compressor House, Boiler Hall, evaporative water cooling towers, 62 metre brick chimney stack, oil bunkers, tank farm and office/amenities block. The plant and layout of the Power House was chosen so as to make possible the maximum use of invested capital and at the same time provide a high degree of energy efficiency and standby capacity.

This slide 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

View of construction site. The photograph shows a single storey steel framework construction with an elevated timber and steel construction being built on the second level. Construction workers are visible on the uppermost level near a round tank structure.

Physical Description

Colour 35mm slide in cardboard casing.

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