Unopened pack of 36 Kodak Contrast projector slide plates, manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, USA, for use by October 1970. According to the box label, these glass plates were "for making transparencies for projection from line subjects and continuous-tone negatives of low contrast".

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.

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.

Physical Description

Yellow cardboard box printed with red and black ink and sealed with yellow paper. There is a Kodak Museum label on the base.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Kodak Heritage Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Images & Image Making

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005

  • Acknowledgement

    Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.

  • Manufacturer

    Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, United States of America, circa 1960 - 1970

  • Expiry Date

    Oct 1970

  • Inscriptions

    Top, printed, red and black ink: 'HANDLE / WITH CARE / [Graphic of black bulls eye with four red arrows pointing to it] / GLASS / [...] OPEN ONLY IN PHOTOGRAPHIC DARKROOM / Kodak PLATES / READ THIS NOTICE: THESE PLATES WILL BE REPLACED / [...] EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY / MADE IN ROCHESTER, N.Y., U.S.A. * T.M. REGISTERED U.S. PAT. OFF.' Top. sticker, printed, black in: 'SP 0050' Front, printed, black ink: '36 PLATES / 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. / 050 in Glass' Front, label, printed, black and red ink: 'Kodak Projector / Slide Plates / DEVELOP / BEFORE: OCT. 1970 CONTRAST / Extremely fine-grain, blue-sensitive, antihala- / tion plates / for making transparencies for pro- / jection from line subjects and continuous-tone / negatives of low contrast. They are coated with [...] Use KODAK Safelight Filter, WRATTEN Series 1 / Developer: KODAK DEKTOL, VERSATOL, D-72 or D-11 / [...] Printed in U.S.A'

  • Classification

    Photography, Image types, Slides

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions - Closed

    100 mm (Width), 150 mm (Depth), 94 mm (Height)

  • Keywords

    Photographic Accessories, Negatives, Packaging Boxes, Slides, Slide Photography Equipment