Black and white photograph of a box tipper in the finishing room on the 1st floor of Building 2, Emulsion Department, at the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory, Coburg circa 1963.

The transfer of the emulsion from the boxes to the kettles is carried out by a box tipper. This is basically a Big Joe forklift truck - model 1056, the forks having been removed and replaced with a 'tongue'. The tongue of the tipper is inserted in a slot which runs transversely underneath the box which is then elevated to a position above the kettle. The tongue is turned by a crankhandle.

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

A box tipper forklift with the tongue in the lowered position. Next to it is a large emulsion kettle and two more in the background.

Physical Description

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

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