Colour photograph of a display panel promoting Kodak photographic chemicals, titled 'Chemistry of Automation'. Products promoted include: 'Dektomat Developer', 'Glacial Acetic Acid', 'Rapid Liquid Fixer', 'Photo-Flo', 'Hypo Cleaning Agent', 'Print Flattening Solution', 'Anti-Fog No. 1', 'Lens Cleaner', and 'Durafin Developer'.

This is one of a group of images taken of the displays at an Open House (Open Day) at the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory in Coburg,1964.

It 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.

Description of Content

Blue display panel with text panels and Kodak product names written in hexagonal shapes connected together like molecules. Beneath the carpetboard display panel is a table with Kodak chemical products in bottle and tins laid out upon it.

Physical Description

Colour photograph on light weight paper; portrait format with off-white border.

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