Photograph featuring female workers on what looks to be the Starmite camera assembly line in the Cameras Reels & Sundries department in Building 15 at the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory, Coburg, circa 1961.
The camera assembly section moved from Abbotsford to Coburg in 1961.
Slide 245 from the 'Extra Prints of Coburg Lecture' album, featuring female workers on an assembly line in the Cameras Reels & Sundries department in the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory, Coburg.
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Women in blue uniforms seated at long row of desks, facing each other. There are pneumatic electric tools attached to each workstation. Some women wear gloves, others converse with one another. There are shelves and timber cupboards in the background.
Square colour photograph with white border.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Coburg, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1961-1963
Kodak moved its camera assembly operations to Coburg in 1961. It started making Instamatic cameras in 1963 but it is unclear when it stopped making Star series cameras although it was possibly around the time that Instamatics were made in Australia.
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