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Negative - International Harvester Works, Cohuna Irrigators' Tour Group Arriving at Factory by Launch, North Shore, Geelong, 1940 Image Reg. No: MM 115034

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:
Group of farmers on Cohuna Irrigators' Tour arriving on the Geelong Harbour Trust launch 'Alexander Thomson' to visit the International Harvester Co. factory at Geelong, 1 March 1940.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from International Trucks Pty Ltd
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 162 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: agricultural equipment, tractors, motor vehicles, motor trucks, ferries, farmers
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, International Harvester (IH) Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Internal Combustion Power - Motor Vessels
Tertiary Classification: motor vessels - ferries
Inscriptions: Description in photogaphic index: 'Cohuna farmers arriving by launch at Geelong'
Format: Negative: Black & White; 8 in. x 6 in.
Place Depicted: North Shore, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 01 Mar 1940
Ship Depicted: Geelong Harbour Trust, Geelong Harbour, Victoria, Australia, 01 Mar 1940
Creator: International Harvester Co of Australia Pty Ltd (IHC), Victoria, Australia, 01 Mar 1940

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