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Negative - International Harvester, D300 Motor Truck, Shepparton Fruit Preserving Co., West Melbourne, 1940 Reg. No: MM 115036
- 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:
- A IH D300 motor truck with a stakeside body backed up to the door of a railway goods van at Cowper Street, Victoria Dock, West Melbourne. Drivers' door has signwriting ' Shepparton Fruit Preserving Co. Ltd, 49 King St Melbourne.' Man is a loading box onto truck 4 March 1940.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from International Trucks Pty Ltd
|Dimensions:||162 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)|
|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, International Harvester D Series Trucks|
|Primary Classification:||ROAD TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Motor Vehicles|
|Tertiary Classification:||motor trucks|
|Original Caption:||'D300 Shepparton Fruit Preserving Co. in front of Railway Truck at Cooper St'|
|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, 4 March 1940|