Black and white photograph of water tanks in the grounds of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory at Abbotsford, 1937-1938. The image shows sedimentation tanks, insulated chilled water storage tanks and a Bandelot cooler.
Part of a group of black and white photographs depicting maintenance departments and factory views of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory at Abbotsford, circa 1930s. Includes interior views of the engineering, plumbing and electrician workshops.
This group of images 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.
Description of Content
Elevated view looking down on six large round water tanks on platforms in a garden surrounding. Five of the tanks have no top cover, four of them are at capacity and the fifth is half full.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph, portrait format, mounted on card with two holes punched at top, numbered sticker at bottom left, Label adhered on reverse and handwritten letters on the front, highlighting the key areas.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Photograph, See Dimensions, Black & White
Hand written on a sticker attached to the front of the photograph; '3' Hand written on the back of the photograph; 'Abotsford [sic] / 1938-37' Typed on a sticker attached to the back of the photograph; 'MAINTENANCE / 3. Wash water filtering and cooling scheme....[extended text follows]'
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
157 mm (Width), 210 mm (Height)