Black and white photograph featuring the air blast doorway or man cleaner at the entrance to the film coating department in the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory, Abbotsford. This was used to remove dust and dirt from clothing before entering the coating area. The image is number 15 in a series featuring the department and its equipment.

This image 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

Doorway with pipes and ducts on ceiling above. Window to left with fire extinguisher mounted on wall.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph, portrait format, mounted on card with two holes punched at top, numbered sticker at bottom left, and label adhered on reverse.

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