Speech made by S.P. Middleton on his retirement, Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory, Coburg, 28 October 1966.

Mr Middleton had worked for Kodak Australasia for 43 years, since 1923. The speech details some of the early history of the Emulsion Department at Abbotsford, dating back to the 1920s and the development of facilities, technologies and processes over the decades to 1966.

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 object 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.

Physical Description

Photocopy of typed manuscript on three pages of lightweight paper.

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