Black and white photograph of melting kettles and controllers 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

Detail view of the melting room, this highlights the kettle melting positions, one of the constant temperature baths and the temperature control equipment.

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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