Booklet detailing the process for making Airgraph paper enlargements with a continuous enlarger paper processing machine and chopper, written by D.H. Tummonds and published 6 February 1942.
This seems likely to have been originally produced by Eastman Kodak in the USA and adapted to Kodak Australasia requirements. The booklet was used by Kodak Australasia staff at the Abbotsford factory during WWII.
An Airgraph (or 'V-Mail') letter was the name given to letters, written on specially designed stationery, that were shrunk onto microfilm to conserve air freight space during World War II. Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, and other Kodak subsidiaries, were involved in processing the letters.
This booklet complements the Kodak Heritage Collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.
Booklet with typed text interspersed with large, black and white photographic plates.The booklet has been screw bound with a carboard cover. There are 17 pages of typed text and 16 pages of black and white photographs.
Printed, on the sticker attached to the front cover: 'INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING AIRGRAPH / PAPER ENLARGEMENTS WITH / CONTINUOUS ENLARGER PAPER PROCESSING / MACHINE AND CHOPPER.'
Type of item
230 mm (Width), 6 mm (Depth), 238 mm (Height)