Summary

A 12-channel audiovisual control console made by the Kodak Research Laboratory. Presumably this Multivision Console was used internally for presentations involving multiple slide projectors, film projectors and sound equipment. It is stored in a hinged wooden crate, addressed to Kodak, Kewdale, Western Australia. It is unclear if this was made by the Kodak Australasia or Eastman Kodak Research Laboratory.

This object 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.

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.

Physical Description

Metal console with timber laminate on front panel and gold-coloured metal corners. There are 4 sets of button controls. On top and bottom are panels with 6 rows and 6 columns of buttons and each side has a row of six buttons. A domed gold-coloured panel in the centre has 6 black levers and in the bottom right is a gold-coloured speaker grille.

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