Film perforating machine, early 20th century, numbered 112. Used to perforate different film sizes, likely at the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory at Abbotsford.

This object is part of the Kodak 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 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.

Physical Description

Metal-bodied machine, with central section painted with cream paint. On one side there is a large wheel for winding film, and beneath this on the opposite side is a curved metal track with protrusions for puncturing or feeding punctured film through. Machine is mounted to wooded base with compartment underneath. Central compartment contains a plastic tray with a section of metal film track in it.

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