A colour 35mm slide transparency featuring a raft on a factory floor that was later used by Kodak Australasia instrument section employees taking part in a raft race, 1977.
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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Red raft in a factory, printed on the front of it is 'Kodak for Color'. The raft has foam sections and ropes and was made by the instrument section.
35mm, positive Ektachrome colour film mounted in paper slide frame with hand written inscriptions. Square format.
Slide, 35 mm, Colour
Printed, obverse, red ink: 'EKTACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK' Hand written in grey pencil on the reverse; 'Inst. Sect. raft, / Nov 77.' / 34' Printed in red ink on the reverse; '18 DEC 77M9' Imprinted with yellow ink, reverse: 'MADE IN AUSTRALIA'
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