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Negative - International Harvester, McCormick-Deering GL-9 Mower Demonstration Unit, 1941 Image Reg. No: MM 115357

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:
Electric fan used to operate the blades of a McCormick-Deering GL-9 mower for demonstration purposes. This unit is probably the same as that used in the IHC pavillion at the Royal Melbourne Show.
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, mower attachments, demonstration models, gl-9
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, International Harvester (IH) Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: product displays
Model Name/Number: GL-9
Format: Negative: Black & White; 8 in. x 6 in.
Date Depicted: Victoria, Australia, 14 Jul 1941
Creator: International Harvester Co of Australia Pty Ltd (IHC), Victoria, Australia

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