Summary

NameTag for Nigel Beale, Manager of the Emulsion Department, Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd. The tag was donated along with a booklet issued to attendees of Kodak's Industrial Mobilisation Course, held at the Kodak Coburg factory on 12 August 1969, suggesting that Mr Beale had attended this particular mobilisation course.

The Industrial Mobilisation Course outlined applications of the photographic industry for the Defence Force and how military mobilisation would affect Kodak's manufacturing practices.

The tag was designed to sit inside a pocket, with the name section sitting visible above the pocket.

This item is part of a collection of research material and artefacts assembled by former Kodak Australasia employee Nigel Beale while he was writing 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, educational, defence, scientific and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

Physical Description

White tag with red and yellow Kodak logo on black tab, cut out from main tag.The tag narrows from the rectangular top to a tapered end.

Significance

This item enhances our understanding of photographic manufacturing and retailing in Australia, specifically highlighting Kodak's role in preparing for war, its application to military uses, and managing the photographic industry during such an event.This item also provides a valuable history of Kodak in Australia, as it had unfolded up until 1969. This item also shows how Kodak staff were involved in this industrial mobilisation initiative, which operated around the country at a variety of industries.

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