Summary

Black and white photograph of four pass-through hatches in the melting room, west wing of Building 2, Emulsion Department, at the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory, Coburg circa 1963. The hatches, which are light-proof, are heated by radiant panels through which water at a controlled temperature is recirculated. The coating machine feeds directly from the kettles in the hatches, through the gear pumps to the coating station. This photograph was accompanied by a typed information sheet describing the function of the room and the equipment used.

Part of a photographic album produced by Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Coburg, containing approximately 70 black and white 8 x 10 inch photographic prints of the Emulsion Department; plans of the plant; colour photographs of the Emulsion Department management staff and Development and Production Supervision staff.

The album belonged to Ian 'Charlie' Yelland, who worked for Kodak Australasia Emulsion Department for 46 years, retiring in 1978.

Description of Content

Three pass-through hatches with stainless steel kettles in position on trolleys.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph, landscape format, with white border and two holes punched along the top edge.

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