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Negative - International Harvester, Line-up of Farmall A Tractors in Front of Harvester House, South Melbourne, 1939 Image Reg. No: MM 115003

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.
Description Of Content:
Nine Farmall Model A tractors lined up on cobblestoned roadway outside Harvester House, City Road, South Melbourne. Some tractors have implements such as seeders and mowers attached. Vacuum Oil Company advertising in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from International Trucks Pty Ltd
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 162 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: agricultural equipment, tractors, motor vehicles, motor trucks
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, International Harvester (IH) Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: product displays
Original Caption: Line-up of Farmall A Tractors in Front of Harvester House
Inscriptions: Written in black ink: 'P-59'
Organisations Depicted: Vacuum Oil Co. Pty. Ltd; Super Plume Ethyl; L. Pritty Motors; BALM Duco; BALM Dulux; Borlite; Exide
Model Name/Number: A
Format: Negative: Black & White; 8 in. x 6 in.
Place & Date Depicted: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 04 Jan 1939
Creator: International Harvester Co of Australia Pty Ltd (IHC), South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1939

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