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Weaving shuttle with rollers

This is a wooden 'boat' shuttle used for weaving. It has a simple wooden roller at each end of the shuttle that enables it to pass more smoothly through the 'shed', the space between the warp threads. The dimensions of the shuttle are: length 4.0 cm, width 2.5 cm, height 30.5 cm.

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Male staff members seated in the Kodak factory garden, 1947

This is a black-and-white group photograph of 15 staff members in the garden of the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, in March 1947. The men sit or stand informally in two rows, and smile at the camera. They wear semi-casual dress - shirts, vests or jumpers, trousers, and sometimes ties. Some of the men wear protective ...

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Female workers checking soldiers' letters, Kodak factory, c1939-45

This is a sepia photograph of female employees working at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, during the Second World War. The staff members are sitting in rows at long desks and checking letters in the company's Recordak department. The letters had come from soldiers serving overseas. The photograph's dimensions ...

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Two men wade through water at the flooded Kodak factory, 1923 or 1934

This is a black-and-white aerial photograph of the Yarra River in flood at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, probably in either 1923 or 1934. The photograph shows two men, probably factory workers, positioned in the doorway of a flooded factory building as they wade through thigh-high water. A corrugated iron ...

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Women cutting up letters at the Kodak factory, 1939-45

This is a sepia photograph of women cutting up microfilmed letters with guillotines in the processing laboratories at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, during the Second World War. The letters had come from soldiers serving overseas. The women are sitting at long wooden desks and the letters are wound onto large ...

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Kodak factory Powerhouse, 1940s-50s

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the interior of the Powerhouse at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, possibly around the 1940s-50s. The Powerhouse was a power station that provided all the power and refrigeration for the factory. Three large turbines are in the foreground of the photograph, bearing ...

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Kodak factory site with market gardens in Abbotsford, 1939-45

This is a black-and-white gelatin photograph of the Kodak factory site in Abbotsford, Melbourne, taken around the time of the Second World War. The factory sits on the banks of the Yarra River. In the left foreground are market gardens fenced off from the main factory site, which includes an array of buildings, two chimneys ...

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Austral Laboratory building at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, late 1920s

This is a black-and-white photograph with sepia toning of the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, taken around the late 1920s. It features the Austral Laboratory building, built in 1886, which curves around Southampton Crescent on the Kodak factory site. A car and two trucks, with their drivers standing beside them, ...

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Textile workers cutting out garment patterns, 1950-60 - item 1

This is a black-and-white image showing male and female clothing and textile workers at a factory, probably in Melbourne, in the 1950s. They are shown standing at long workbenches on which they are cutting out pattern parts to be sewn into garments. One man can be seen pinning paper patterns onto what appears to be black ...

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Textile workers cutting out garment patterns, 1950-60 - item 2

This is a black-and-white image showing male and female clothing and textile workers at a factory, probably in Melbourne, in the 1950s. They are shown standing or sitting at long workbenches on which they are cutting out pattern parts to be sewn into garments. Long lengths of white material have been laid out on the benches ...

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Male retail employee serving a customer at a hardware store, 1950-60

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting a male retail worker serving a man from behind a long wooden counter in a small hardware store. Various products are visible, including a range of domestic paints displayed neatly on shelves and tableware items on an unusual curved shelf at right. The ...

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Female mechanic with Honda motorcycle, 1975

This is an image of a female motor mechanic dressed in overalls and working on a motorcycle in a large automotive workshop. It comes from a black-and-white photographic negative and is part of the Laurie Richards Collection of commercial photographs at Museum Victoria. The negative's dimensions are: height 10.0 cm x width 10.3 cm.

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Mr Perlman and Mr and Mrs Ribush outside Bush's Confectionery Factory, Richmond, c1935

This is a digital copy of a black-and-white photograph showing Mr Perlman and Mr and Mrs Ribush outside the Bush's confectionery factory in Richmond, in about 1935.

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Kelly family outside their general store and post office, Mentone, 1899

This is a sepia photograph featuring the Kelly family in 1889 standing by the verandah of Kelly's General Store and Mentone Post Office, which was located opposite Mentone railway station in Como Parade West.

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Simpson's Gloves Christmas party, 1932

This is a framed black-and-white photograph of the employees of Simpson's Gloves at their Christmas party in 1932. It is part of the Simpson's Gloves Collection at Museum Victoria. The framed photograph measures 52.0 cm wide x 48.0 cm high.

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Sign advertising women's traineeships at Simpson's Gloves, c1959

This is a large painted metal sign advertising traineeships for young women at the Simpson's Glove factory in Richmond, Victoria. It reads 'GIRLS WANTED TO LEARN HANDBAG, COAT AND GLOVE TRADE. Also Experienced Machinists and Bench Hands. BEST PAY AND CONDITIONS!' The sign is 61.5 cm high and 93 cm wide. It is part of the ...

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Amos Simpson, founder of Simpson's Gloves, 1930s

This black-and-white photograph is thought to be of Amos Simpson (1878-1953), founder of Simpson's Gloves of Richmond, Victoria. It is a formal portrait of a serious man in a suit. Including the frame, the photograph is 18 cm wide, 1 cm thick and 23 cm high. It is part of the Simpson's Gloves Collection at Museum Victoria.

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