Black and white photograph of the rear of the emulsion grinder in the setting and washing room on the 1st floor of Building 2, Emulsion Department, at the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory, Coburg circa 1963. In the centre of the image is a table where the emulsion is broken out from the cans. It is then pushed to the right onto a knife-edge cutting grid above a skip, which is elevated by chains to deliver into the mouth of the hopper. Elevating and lowering of the skip is done by compressed air and is actuated by double pneumatic values situated above the breaking-out table.

Part of a photographic album produced by Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Coburg, containing approximately 70 black and white 8 x 10 inch photographic prints of the Emulsion Department; plans of the plant; colour photographs of the Emulsion Department management staff and Development and Production Supervision staff.

The album belonged to Ian 'Charlie' Yelland, who worked for Kodak Australasia Emulsion Department for 46 years, retiring in 1978.

Description of Content

Factory room with two drums on a conveyor belt at left and other stainless steel hoppers, tables and pieces of equipment throughout the space. Vents and pipes connect to the ceiling and walls.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph, landscape format, with white border and two holes punched along the top edge.

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