Black and white photograph depicting the glass washing machine in the Plate Department. The image is number 3 in a series depicting the Plate Department at the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory at Abbotsford, circa 1930s.

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

Factory interior with a conveyor belt running down the left side of the room, closest to the window. To the right of it, in the foreground, are four washing basins. On the far right is a long bench stacked with glass plates, a man is leaning over the bench.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph, landscape format, with two holes punched on the left edge and numbered sticker and label adhered.

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