Series VPRS 15781
Photographic Images, Film Negatives, Briquette Sale, Single Number, PBF prefix, (SECV 36)
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Date Range: Series ? 1961 - ? 1979
  Series in Custody ? 1961 - ? 1979
  Contents 1961 - 1979
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1961 - 1979 State Electricity Commission of Victoria I (previously known as the Electricity Commissioners) VA 1002
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1994 - cont Office of the Administrator VA 4086
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  • How to use the Records
    This series is controlled by the "PBF" portion of VPRS 15773, SECV 0005, Register of PBC and PBF Photographic Images. VPRS 15773, SECV 0005 lists PBF negatives in sequential order.

    Examine the Register, SECV 0005 to select the subject required, and then order the negative for that subject. Most items in the series carry no identification of subject or date; these must be obtained from VPRS 15773, SECV 0005. There is no subject index to this series.

  • Function / Content
    The purpose of this series appears to have been to provide a resource of material used to publicise and promote the sale of briquettes and briquette appliances. Subjects covered by this series relate mainly to the sale of briquettes and briquette appliances. This includes SECV showrooms and displays featuring briquette appliances, briquette manufacturing operations, and photographic copies of captions for use in publications. The series also includes subjects that don't directly relate to sales of briquettes but which could be used in promotional material: for example, the subject of PBF 450 is the Frankston Caravan Park, and PBF 473 is a photograph of the interior of a modern house.

  • Recordkeeping System
    This record keeping system includes the "PBF" sequence in VPRS 15773, SECV 0005, Register of PBC and PBF Photographic Images. The Register, SECV 0005 should be consulted to determine which of these negatives is required.

    This series comprises a single sequence of negatives with a "PBF" prefix. The prefix might indicate it was created by the Publicity Branch (i.e., "Publicity Branch - Fuel").

    Note that there are multiple negatives for many subjects. In these cases the existence of more that one image will not be noted in the Register. Multiple negatives may be labelled "A", "B", "C", etc, or not labelled at all.

    Some negatives carry an additional single digit number. This, however, was created by a device that recorded a sequential number on each frame in a cartridge of film as it was exposed, and has nothing to do with the control of this series.

    Some negatives have numbers from other sequences on them. For example, PBF 346 to 346E (box 1) are also numbered "B 21996 - C - [single number]". Given that these negatives relate to briquette sales, some of them might duplicate negatives in the holdings of the SECV's La Trobe Valley operations. The "B" numbers might refer to negatives in the La Trobe Valley holdings.

    Some colour negatives have a label attached that carries a two-number sequence. For example, PBF 362 to 362E are labelled 035-1 to 035-6 respectively; PBF 404 is labelled 573-1. The secondary number appears to indicate the negative number for the subject.

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? 1961 - ? 1979 Register of Photographic Images, Single Number, PBF and PBC prefix, (SECV 5) VPRS 15773
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P0001 1961 - 1979 Open 2
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? 1961 - ? 1979 Register of Photographic Images, Single Number, PBF and PBC prefix, (SECV 5) VPRS 15773
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