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Negative - International Harvester, D30 Van, 'Weeties', Purina Grain Foods, 1940 Image Reg. No: MM 115026

Summary:
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.
Description:
Black & white cellulose acetate photographic negative.
Description Of Content:
Front three quarter view of a International Harvester D30 motor van with 'Weeties' signage on side of van and 'Purina Grain Foods Pty Ltd 14 Best St North Fitzroy' on driver's door. 'Crispies For Your Breakfast' written on front of van body above cab. Taken on 9 February 1940.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from International Trucks Pty Ltd
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 162 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: agricultural equipment, motor vans, tractors, motor vehicles, motor trucks
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, International Harvester (IH) Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, International Harvester D Series Trucks
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Motor Vehicles
Tertiary Classification: motor vans
Original Caption: 'D-30 Weeties (Purina Grain Foods Ltd) (van)'
Model Name/Number: D-30
Format: Negative: Black & White; 8 in. x 6 in.
Place Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Creator: International Harvester Co of Australia Pty Ltd (IHC), Victoria, Australia, 9 Feb 1940

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