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Photograph - Sam McKay with Sunshine Harvester Model, Argentina, 1902 Image Reg. No: MM 92805

Black and white photograph mounted on cream card of Sam McKay with a Sunshine Harvester Model, Argentina, 1902.

This item is part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia. The collection relates to the agricultural manufacturing firm, the Sunshine Harvester Works. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s in Ballarat. Between 1906 and 1907, McKay moved production to Sunshine where the firm became one of the largest industrial businesses in Australia. Change in ownership is a recurring theme in the company?s history. In 1930, it merged with Massey-Harris to become H.V McKay Massey Harris. In the mid-1950s, the company was absorbed by Canadian agricultural firm Massey-Ferguson. Production in Sunshine ceased in the mid-1980s, following almost 100 years of manufacturing agricultural equipment.
Black and white photograph. Text on front lower edge of photograph.
Description Of Content:
Sam McKay with a Sunshine Harvester Model, Argentina, 1902. Other machinery visible in the background including: Sunshine reaper and binder, traction engines.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr. Ron Doubleday - Massey Ferguson (Aust) Ltd, 1982
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 180 mm (Height), 240 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: harvesters, agricultural equipment models
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Crop Management - Harvesting
Tertiary Classification: model stripper harvesters
Inscriptions: Text on front lower edge of photograph reads: 'Mr. Sam. McKay exhibiting the Sunshine Harvester Model in the / Argentine Republic, 1902.
People Depicted: MCKAY, SAM
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Date Made: Argentina, 1902
Place Depicted: Argentina

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