An unopened packet of Kodak Double Weight Kodabromide K-1 sensitised photographic papers (100 sheets) measuring 3 1/2 x 5/12 inches.

In his oral history interview, the donor, Mr Roy Porter, explains that 'K-1' indicates the surface of the paper - there were 4 levels to the sensitised paper.

Roy Porter commenced his career at Kodak as a draftsman in the physics research laboratory, working on the practical side of improving machinery and processing. He invented a tubular processor, for dramatically increasing the speed of making enlargements of colour prints. Kodak bought the patent from him and developed the machine for large scale processing. Roy moved to the packaging department, ending his career as packaging design manager in 1979.

This object was donated as part of the Kodak Oral History Project. It complements the Kodak Heritage 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

Unopened packet of photographic paper. Envelope is yellow with black and red text and a sticker of the same colours, printed with product details, seals the envelope.

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