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Photograph - Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Plate Coating Machine, Abbotsford Factory, circa 1958 Image Reg. No: MM 98664

Black and white silver gelatin photograph of a plate coating machine at the Kodak Abbotsford factory, circa 1958.

Plate manufacturing ceased with the move to the Coburg plant in 1960-1961.

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.

This photograph 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.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph printed on light weight paper, landscape format.
Description Of Content:
Photograph of a section of a plate coating machine. A metal cylinder is connected by rubber tubes to two smaller cylinders that sit either side of a series of rollers. Rectangular pieces of paper are moving across the rollers.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 158 mm (Height), 206 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: factories, photography, manufacturing plants, paper machinery, making history - kodak collection
Themes this item is part of: Baker & Rouse, Images & Image Making Collection, Kodak Heritage Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, John Garrett, Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, 1937 -1952
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Photographic Products
Tertiary Classification: factory interior views
Inscriptions: Back, handwritten, blue ink pen: '137. Plate Coating Machine'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Organisation Depicted: Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Victoria, Australia, circa 1958

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