16 mm colour film with sound and of twelve minute duration, made by Eastman Kodak in 1959 and titled 'Manufacturing Highlights'.

This short film was designed to educate Kodak dealers (shops) about Kodak products, and promote greater sales. It shows how Kodak products were made and the quality control used in manufacturing them to consistently achieve high quality products. This information about the manufacture of Kodak products was intended to be promoted to customers to assure them they were buying quality products if they bought Kodak.

The film features a tour of parts of the Eastman Kodak factory facilities, starting with Kodak Park in Rochester, New York, USA. Here it shows staff at work in the emulsion making department, paper making department, and emulsion coating department. The film also shows the camera lens and optical manufacturing plant, the Hawk-Eye Works, located south of Kodak Park. The Camera Works in downtown Rochester is also featured. Here products including projectors, cameras and flashes are assembled and tested, and this film shows both manual and automatic machine assembly of various products.

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 film 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

Manufacturing highlights, Kodak information film.

Physical Description

16MM cellulose acetate motion picture film; B&W; Colour; Optical Sound; 1959.

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