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Negative - International Harvester, McCormick-Deering GL-15 Hay Press, Belt Powered, 1941 Image Reg. No: MM 115373

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 McCormick-Deering GL-15 hay press (baler).
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, hay balers
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: images (to be classified)
Model Name/Number: GL-15
Format: Negative: Black & White; 8 in. x 6 in.
Date Depicted: Victoria, Australia, 5 Sep 1941
Creator: International Harvester Co of Australia Pty Ltd (IHC), Victoria, Australia


Murray Stokes, Goorambat, Victoria Posted on 18 Jun 2013 10:40 PM
GL-15?? I'll be surprised if this is correct. The American made equivalent was the '15' baling press, built from 1939 until 1949. To the best of my knowledge,the Australian built version was designated the GL 115. The use of an extra digit plus the 'GL' to separately identify it seems odd but that is what was done. Further, the p.t.o. version, which in the US was just called the '15 p.t.o.', was designated the 'GL 116'!

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