Booklet - '...around the old "Yarra Grange" homestead has grown up the great seven-acre factory of Kodak (Australasia)', produced by Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Sales Division, January 1948, for the information of educating Kodak sales staff before they visited the Kodak factory at Abbotsford.
The booklet includes a list of the buildings and departments on the 7 acre site, as well as a ground plan, and other useful information. The site included the Registered Office of the Company, Offices of the Directors (other than the Sales Director), Manufacture of Sensitised Products, Engineering Department, Mount Department, Research Laboratory, Cine-Kodak Processing Station, Powder and Solution Department, and Medical Centre.
The booklet notes that the company employeed over 600 staff, managed by thirty or forty foremen and senior technicians, and that most of the factory operated under safelight conditions.
Part of a collection of research material and artefacts assembled by former Kodak Australasia employee Nigel Beale while he was writting Kodak's company history in the 1980s.
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 item is related to 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.
Booklet, forty pages with card cover, printed in black ink on semi gloss paper.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Cover, printed, black ink: '[illustration of front door step] / ... around the old / "Yarra Grange" homestead / has grown up ...'
Type of item
Overall Dimensions - Closed
140 mm (Width), 3 mm (Depth), 220 mm (Height)