Black and white photograph of the melting room in the west wing of Building 2, Emulsion Department, at the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory, Coburg circa 1963. The melting room has six melting positions each controlled by the Taylor Time Schedule Controllers. There are also two constant temperature baths, one controlled by a Taylor Indicating Controller and the other by a type 'P' controller. On completion of the melting cycle, the kettles are placed onto trolleys and put into the heated pass-through hatches ready for the coaters. This photograph was accompanied by a typed information sheet describing the function of the room and the equipment used.
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
There are two long laboratory benches in the middle of the room. The bench in the foreground holds a large sink and a set of scales. The one in the background has six melting positions with two mechanical stirrers positioned inside. Around the edges of the room are more sinks, trolleys and control panels.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph, landscape format, with white border and two holes punched along the top edge.
Donation from Terry Yelland, 21/02/2013
Photograph, 8" x 10", Black & White
Handwritten in blue ink on the back of the photograph; '53' Stamped in blue ink on the back of the photograph; '64006 / 2' Printed in grey ink on the back of the photograph [repeated]; 'A KODAK PAPER'
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
252 mm (Width), 202 mm (Height)