Black and white photograph of the Lowerator in the Can Store on the ground floor of Building 2, Emulsion Department, at the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory, Coburg circa 1963.

This is the final take-off point of the Lowerator in the ground floor Can Store. The can which has rolled from the cradle of the lowerator is delivered horizontally onto a platform, which then lowers by the weight of the can and allows the can to roll off down the conveyor. When the conveyor becomes filled with cans, two micro-switches are triggered simultaneously (see hinged plates near top of conveyor) which stops the Lowerator.

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

Emulsion can being lowered onto a roller conveyor. Two metal switches can be seen at the top of the conveyor.

Physical Description

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

More Information