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Negative - International Harvester, Spares Department Office, Harvester House, South Melbourne, Victoria, 1940 Image Reg. No: MM 115041

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:
Interior of the International Harvester Co's Spare Parts or Extras Department at Harvester House, City Road, South Melbourne. Showing four staff members seated behind desks in an open plan arrangement. Beneath a large multi-pane metal-framed window at the right is a large index card cabinet with 30 drawers. Behind a glazed partition at the rear can be seen what appears to be machinery components in racks. This image is taken in the same office as MM115042, facing at 90 degrees to the orientation of the latter view.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from International Trucks Pty Ltd
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 162 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: agricultural equipment, offices, agricultural machinery, factory departments
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: 'Extras Dept Office & Card System Cabinet'
Format: Negative: Black & White; 8 in. x 6 in.
Place & Date Depicted: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 07 Mar 1940
Creator: International Harvester Co of Australia Pty Ltd (IHC), South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 07 Mar 1940

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