Silver metal soup spoon issued by Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd for use in the staff canteen at Abbotsford, and used by former Kodak employee Thelma McGregor circa 1940s.
Thelma McGregor (later Thelma Sneazwell) and her sister Freda (later Freda Cuthbert) both worked at Kodak. Thelma worked in Developing and Printing from 1939 - early 1950s and Freda worked in the Plate Department from 1935-1941 and 1942-1945. Thelma and Freda have provided some of the earliest memories of Kodak Australasia working life, which are captured in an oral history interview that is also in the collection.
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.
Silver metal soup spoon with 'Kodak' marked on the handle.
Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Abbotsford, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1939-1952
The donor worked at Kodak Australasia from 1939 to early 1950s and thus we believe the spoon dates from some time in that period.
Left to right:; McGregor,Thelma; Whitworth, Irene; Titterton, Beryl; Verdon, Joan; McCloud, Shirley
Digital Photograph, Black & White
Handle, top, stamped or engraved, 'KODAK'. Handle, bottom, stamped or engraved, 'PARAMOUNT / FIRTH STAYBRITE'.
Type of item
165 mm (Length), 45 mm (Width), 20 mm (Height)
Dimensions are at the longest, widest and highest points of the spoon so represent the maximum dimensions. The rest of the item varies - the handle for example is only 15mm wide.