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Photograph - Sunshine, Engine Functioned Pickup Baler, 1946 Image Reg. No: MM 97482

Photograph of a tractor towing an Engine Functioned Sunshine Pickup Baler.

This image is part of a collection of photographs, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature relating to Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, known as the H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded as Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s. In 1930 it merged with Massey Harris's Australian operations to become H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd. In 1955, this company was in turn absorbed into the Massey-Ferguson global entity becoming Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Limited.
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
A man driving a Sunshine Massey Harris tractor towing a Sunshine Pickup Baler operated by a man sitting on the back. The baler has an auotmatic wire tying knotter fitted.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 170 mm (Height), 220 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: manufacturing, agricultural equipment, industry, pickup hay balers
Themes this item is part of: Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Crop Management - Harvesting
Tertiary Classification: hay balers
Inscriptions: Handwritten in red ink on back, '1944'
Handwritten in blue ink 'Page 20'
Handwritten in pencil, 'EXPERIMENTAL'
Typwritten, 'Sunshine engine-functioned Pickup Baler drawn / by Sunshine Massey Harris Tractor, baling Per- / ennial Rye grass on the Metropolitan Board's farm / at Werribee, Vic, February 1946.'
Handwritten in blue, 'Page 3 / Book Binder Mower Baler etc. / 1946'
Blue ink stamp 'H.V.McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd / Sunshine, Victoria, Australia / Photo reg. No. 148'
Model Name/Number: Pickup Baler
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Werribee, Victoria, Australia, Feb 1946
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 1946

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