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Site Plan - Kodak Archive, 3/1/11, 'General Factory Layout', 1956 Document Reg. No: HT 26697

Kodak Archive
Series 3 - Property & Buildings
Sub-Series 1 - 'Abbotsford Building Survey and Land Sales'
File 11 - 'Survey of Abbotsford - Factory Buildings'.
Site Plan - 'Survey of Abbotsford and Surrounds- Factory Buildings'

Site Plan of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd's Abbotsford factory, titled 'General Factory Layout', 12 January 1956.

This site plan shows the various buildings and manufacturing departments located at Kodak's Abbotsford factory, a few years before the factory was relocated to a new greenfields site in Coburg, a suburb in the north of Melbourne. Included on the plan are references to the Film Store, Emulsion Department, Plate Department, Paper Coating, Gelatine Store, Silver Nitrate & Silver Recovery, Film Coating, X-Ray Coating, Kodachrome, Despatch, Boiler Room and offices.

The factory was self-sufficient in many ways and, as this plan shows, it had its own Sub-stations, Engineer's Shop, Maintenance Store, and Pipe Fitters, Plumbers and Electricians departments. It also ran its own Reel Production and Box Making departments, and maintained a Garage and provided car parking for staff. It operated a canteen for staff and a dining room for executives, as well as a casualty centre for injured workers. The company also owned dwellings that were rented by employees, on Bond Street, Duke Street and South Audley Street.

This site plan is part of the Kodak Archive, Series 3 'Property & Buildings', Sub-Series 1 'Abbotsford Building Survey and Land Sales', and File 11 'Survey of Abbotsford - Factory Buildings'. Series 3 contains documents, maps and photographs relating to property and buildings that are connected with Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd sites around Australia. It has a number of sub-series which are organised according to state and then the particular Kodak site. Sub-Series 1 in Series 3 contains documents, maps and photographs relating to land sales and building development which are connected to Kodak's Abbotsford factory site.
Site plan of Kodak Abbotsford factory printed in black ink with white text and plan drawings. It is attached to a brown folder via a metal clasp at the top, and it folds down to fit into this folder.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 420 mm (Height), 565 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing works, photography, photographic products, factories, plan drawings, maps, making history - kodak collection
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Kodak Heritage Collection, Baker & Rouse, Baker & Rouse, Abbotsford Workshops, Kodak Australasia
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Photographic Products
Tertiary Classification: business archives
Inscriptions: Front, bottom lower right corner, printed, white: DRG.NO. FL-122'
Organisation Depicted: Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, 12 Jan 1956
Place & Date Depicted: Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, 12 Jan 1956

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