A colour 35mm slide transparency showing staff in the instrument workshop in Building 12A at the Kodak Australasia factory, Coburg, 1979-1980.
Part of a collection of 40 colour 35mm slides depicting the Kodak engineering laboratory, scientific instruments and control panels, staff working in the factory, exterior views and the 1977 Kodak raft race. The collection was photographed between 1965 to 1981 by former Kodak engineer Ron Salter, and later donated by him to Museum Victoria.
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.
Description of Content
Interior view showing staff members in the instrument workshop at Kodak. Most are working at benches.
35mm, positive Ektachrome colour film mounted in paper slide frame with hand written inscriptions. Landscape format.
Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 1979-1980
Slide mount is printed with 1 Jan 1980, suggesting the image was either taken or printed in 1980 rather than 1979, but it may have been taken in 1979 and processed and printed in 1980.
Slide, 35 mm, Colour
Printed, obverse, red ink: 'Ektachrome / SLIDE / PROCESSED BY KODAK' Hand written in blue ink on the reverse; 'Inst. Shop Kodak / ? 79' Hand written in grey pencil on the reverse; '11' Printed in black ink on the reverse; '1 JAN 80M6' Imprinted, reverse: 'MADE IN AUSTRALIA'
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