Summary

Black and white photograph of the dispersion making room on the 2nd floor of Building 2, Emulsion Department, at the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory, Coburg circa 1963. A high temperature kettle and the making kettle connected to the homogeniser. This in turn is connected to the two surge kettles. On account of the explosive nature of the solvents, the area has flameproof wiring of electrical equipment and is fitted with explosion sashes. A flameproof telephone in a steel box is mounted on a column in the background.

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.

This image 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.

Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd 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.

Description of Content

Factory floor with large industrial stainless steel kettles connected to machinery, with a tiled floor with drainage channel beneath. Ladder in foreground. Sinks in background.

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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