Black and white photograph of a roll of film or paper mounted at the back of the coating machine. Rollers for discharging static can be seen. The image is number 6 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
The back of a coating machine with a large sheet running through rollers.
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; '6.' Typed on a sticker attached to the back of the photograph; 'Film Coating / Roll mounted at back of Coating / Machine showing rollers for dis- / charging static.' Hand written text in grey pencil on the back of the photograph; 'The unwind station of No.6 coating machine. / Only single rolls could be mounted + unwound which meant coating stops[?] to change rolls of support. / Like the coating machine it was gradually upgraded / with the addition of a magazine so that roll changes / could be made 'on the run''
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
160 mm (Width), 210 mm (Height)