These nine photographs were most likely taken in c1988 in Lithographic Squadron at the Army Survey Regiment, Fortuna, Bendigo. The equipment operated by the technicians is the KLIMCH camera. The main tasks undertaken by the technicians were most likely enlargements and reductions of map reproduction material. The KLIMSCH Commodore camera was introduced in 1953 and was the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. It was replaced with a new model of the same size in 1979. The new model with its computer-based interface provided productivity gains with improved speed and its consistent results led to less wastage in time and materials. Its variomat lens system provided improved retention of map feature linear weights during the camera reduction process. The camera which was specially made for the Army in Germany was fully automatic and power operated. It was claimed to be one of the biggest automatic cameras of its type in the world. It was made to the specifications of the Royal Australian Army Survey Corps to assist in the production of the very high standard maps for the Army. There are several more photos catalogued in the Victorian Collections database of RA Svy personnel operating the KLIMSCH camera.
This is a set of four photographs of technicians operating the KLIMSCH Camera at the Army Headquarters Survey Regiment, Bendigo c1988. The photographs are on 35mm colour slides scanned at 96 dpi. They are part of the Army Survey Regiment’s Collection.
.1) - Photo, colour, c1988, KLIMSCH Camera.
.2) - Photo, colour, c1988, KLIMSCH Camera, unidentified technician.
.3) - Photo, colour, c1988, KLIMSCH Camera.
.4) - Photo, colour, c1988, KLIMSCH Camera, L to R: unidentified technician, CPL Paul Baker.
.5) - Photo, colour, c1988, KLIMSCH Camera.
.6) & .7) - Photo, colour, c1988, KLIMSCH Camera, unidentified technician.
.8) & .9) - Photo, colour, c1988, KLIMSCH Camera, SPR Russell Pajank.
35mm colour slides are in good condition.
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