Black and white photograph depicting the front of the No.6 Coating Machine. It was originally a single coating station machine using a skim coating method. It was gradually updated to dip coating and included a second station to apply a protective gelatine overcoat. The image is number 4 in a series depicting No. 6 Coating Machine at the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory at Abbotsford, circa 1940s-1950s.
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
Front of a coating machine showing rollers, dials and a window hatch at the top.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph, portrait format, with two holes punched on the top 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; '4.' Typed on a sticker attached to the back of the photograph; 'Film Coating / Front of Coating Machine' Hand written text in grey pencil on the back of the photograph; 'This was known as No6 Coating machine and / was installed in Bdg 23. It was originally a single / coating station machine using skim coating method....[extended text follows]'
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
160 mm (Width), 212 mm (Height)