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Negative - International Harvester, D300 Motor Van, J. Gadsden Pty Ltd, 1939 Image Reg. No: MM 115001

Part of a large collection of glass plate and film negatives, transparencies, photo albums, product catalogues, videos, motion picture films, company journals, advertisements and newspaper cuttings relating to the operations of the International Harvester Company and its subsidiaries in Australia.

The International Harvester Company of America was formed in 1902 by the merger of five leading American agricultural machinery manufacturers. An Australian subsidiary was established in 1904 to manage Australian distribution and sales and over subsequent decades International Harvester became a major competitor to local manufacturers like H.V. McKay's Sunshine Harvester Works.

Later International Harvester established its own Australian manufacturing works, producing agricultural equipment (and later tractors) at Geelong from 1939, motor trucks at Dandenong from 1952 and earthmoving and construction equipment at Port Melbourne from 1958.
Black & white cellulose acetate photographic negative. Background blocked out for publication.
Description Of Content:
"International Harvester model D300 motor van with custom body.
'J. GADSDEN PTY. LTD. Tinplate Printers & Canister Makers' painted on side of van body.
'J. GADSDEN PTY. LTD. ABBOTSFORD ST. WEST MELBOURNE' painted driver's side door."
Acquisition Information:
Donation from International Trucks Pty Ltd
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 162 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: printing, agricultural equipment, motor vans, tractors, motor vehicles, motor trucks
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, International Harvester (IH) Collection, International Harvester D Series Trucks
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Motor Vehicles
Tertiary Classification: motor vans
Original Caption: D300 Van (J.Gadsden)
Inscriptions: Written in black ink: '3 Secs. 2 Bl. Not to be reproduced without authority. P 52'
Organisations Depicted: J. Gadsden Pty Ltd, Abottsford Street, West Melbourne
Format: Negative: Black & White; 8 in. x 6 in.
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 15 Dec 1939
Creator: International Harvester Co of Australia Pty Ltd (IHC), South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1939

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