Black and white photograph of two chemists, Sharley Meredith (Manager) and Joy Shattock, working at the sinks in the analytical laboratory, also known as the 'corner lab', one of several labs operating under the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd Research Department at Abbotsford, circa 1950. Staff in this laboratory were responsible for testing chemicals only, not products, but they tested solutions for different departments across the organisation as part of a quality control regimen.
According to the recollections of former staff Joy Sutherland (nee Shattock) and Helen Beesley, in the lab itself there were solutions, workbenches and a fume cupboard. There was a large lead-lined sink where they rinsed everything (equipment, beakers etc) in distilled water and placed them on a drying rack.
Joy also remembers this image was taken by the Head Photographer for Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Jan Kroef.
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Two women in white lab coats leaning working at laboratory sinks, rinsing equipment. There is a window above the sink.
Black and white photograph, landscape format, with white border.
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Left:; Meredith, Sharley; Right:; Shattock. Joy
Photograph, Black & White
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