Box of Sun P.O.P Gelatino-Chloride 'Printing Out Paper' made by Baker & Rouse Pty Ltd, at the Austral works in Abbotsford, circa 1890s.
The packet includes an instructional flyer printed on both sides explaining, in detail, the process of pre-toning, toning and fixing, and noting which Austral products can be used at each stage of the process. The box also holds a number of degrading plastic negatives.
The Baker & Rouse Pty Ltd company was set up by Thomas Baker who operated in partnership with John (JJ) Rouse. The company merged with Kodak in 1908, with Kodak greatly expanding the original Austral Abbotsford factory over subsequent decades.
Cardboard box with red paper covering and a white paper label on the top lid printed in black text. The inside and bottom of the box is raw cardboard.
Baker & Rouse Pty Ltd, Southampton Crescent, Abbotsford, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897-1908
The company name Baker & Rouse Pty Ltd was established in 1897 and the company then merged in to Australian Kodak Limited in 1908.
Photograph, Black & White
Front label, printed, black ink: 'ONE GROSS. / AUSTRAL REGISTERED (logo with stars) / SUN P.O.P. / A GELATINO-CHLORIDE PRINTING OUT PAPER / MANUFACTURED ONLY BY / BAKER & ROUSE PTY. LTD. / AUSTRAL WORKS, ABBOTSFORD, MELBOURNE / KEEP DRY. INSTRUCTIONS ENCLOSED / USED WITH PRETONE, WHICH IS ENCLOSED IN EACH PACKET. THIS PAPER REQUIRES NO WASHING UNTIL FIXED. / PURE WHITES, BETTER TONES, & A GREATER PERMANENCY ALSO RESULT.' Front label, stamped, purple ink: 'MAUVE 3 ½ X 3 ½' Front label, stamped, blue ink: '521'
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