Black and white photograph depicting the air-conditioning plant in the Plate Department. Air to the drying room is distributed and filtered by a wall to wall closely fitted filter 3 feet from the ceiling. The image is number 7 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
Interior of an air-conditioning plant showing a large vent, pipes and switches.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph, landscape format, with two holes punched on the left edge and numbered sticker and label adhered.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Hand written on a sticker attached to the front of the photograph; '7.' Typed on a sticker attached to the back of the photograph; 'PLATE DEPARTMENT. / 7 & 8. Air Conditioning Plant. / Air to drying rooms is distributed and filtered by a wall / to wall closely fitted filter 3 feet from ceiling, comprised / of 2 inches of cotton wool between layers of linen. The / openings in the outlet ducts in plenum are placed centrally / to each bin and are inverted. / The drying room is kept at 72 F. and the Coating Room is / conditioned and held at 72 F. also, so that when the drying / room doors are closed no great variation of temperature takes place.'
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
210 mm (Width), 162 mm (Height)