A colour 35mm slide transparency featuring staff member, Robert Rooney, measuring air temperature and humidity with a wet to dry bulb thermometer at the Kodak Australasia factory, circa 1981.
Part of a collection of 40 colour 35mm slides depicting the Kodak engineering laboratory, scientific instruments and control panels, staff working in the factory, exterior views and the 1977 Kodak raft race. The collection was taken between 1965 to 1981 by former Kodak engineer Ron Salter, and later donated by him to Museum Victoria.
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.
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Staff member wearing a laboratory coat turning a dial on a wet to dry bulb thermometer.
35mm, positive Kodachrome colour film mounted in paper slide frame with hand written inscriptions. Landscape format.
Slide, 35 mm, Colour
Printed, obverse, red ink: 'KODACHROME / SLIDE / PROCESSED BY KODAK' Hand written in blue ink on the reverse; 'Robt. Rooney measuring / air temperature & humidity / with a wet to dry bulb thermometer' Hand written in grey pencil on the reverse; '13' Printed in black ink on the reverse; '9 APR 81M5' Imprinted, reverse: 'MADE IN AUSTRALIA'
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