Black and white photograph of the J.5 coating machine in the west wing of Building 2, Emulsion Department, at the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory, Coburg circa 1963. The coated film is dried and then taken off from the rear cabinets, exposed sensitometrically and passed through the hatch into the processing room.
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
The coating head of a coating machine with controls and gear pump. Behind it are the cabinets the film passes through.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph, portrait format, with white border and two holes punched along the left edge.
Donation from Terry Yelland, 21/02/2013
Photograph, 8" x 10", Black & White
Handwritten in grey pencil on the back of the photograph; '54'
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
202 mm (Width), 252 mm (Height)