Summary

Black and white photograph showing two electric motor driven 1.6MW (450 ton) centrifugal refrigeration compressor chillers in the Machine Hall of the Power House (Building 11) of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd Coburg factory complex during the construction phase circa 1959. These chiller sets along with three temporary packaged low pressure steam boilers, two ammonia compressors for brine, two Thompson air compressors and a single Marley cooling tower were amongst the first equipment to be installed in the Power House for the factory start-up period, to service roll and sheet film finishing in Buildings 4 and 5, plus the necessary testing in Building 7.

High windows and fluorescent lighting provided a bright working environment and a man can be seen here taking readings from the panels of the far chiller.

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.

Description of Content

View of factory interior looking at large factory chillers. A man, unknown, is standing next to the rear unit and taking readings from the panels. He wears overalls and holds a clipboard. The steel columns and trussed roof structure of the Machine Hall are clearly visible along with the overhead crane rail.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph, landscape format.

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