Instructions issued by Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd for Fire Drill evacuation and assembly, for the Reel and Sundries Department located in Building No. 15 at either the Abbotsford or Coburg factory sites in Melbourne.
The Reel & Sundries Department was divided into six sections - Basement; Cassette Assembly & Finishing; Lacquer Room; Press Room; Tool Room; and Welding Room. The instructions advised that the 'continuous ringing of the Tea-Bell indicates a fire alarm' and 'Where practicable please switch your machine off before leaving.'
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, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.
Cream coloured single piece of paper with black text that has had the text copied onto it from an original.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Place & Date Issued
Building No. 15, Reel & Sundries Department, Kodak (Australasia) Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 Jul 1962
It is unclear if this item was issued from Kodak's Abbotsford factory or its new Coburg factory.
Photograph, Black & White
Type of item
210 mm (Width), 266 mm (Height)