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Negative - International Harvester, Garage Scene, USA 'Base of Operations', 1946 Image Reg. No: MM 115491

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 a garage in the United States, possibly Lincoln Illinois. This layout was intended to be a standard design known as the 'Base of Operations'. The International KB series truck at left has 'Wesley Rhody, Lincoln, Ill' written on the driver's door. Farmall H tractor on the right.
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
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, International Harvester (IH) Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, International Harvester Farmall A Tractor, Raymond Loewy & International Harvester
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Motor Vehicles
Tertiary Classification: motor truck maintenance
Model Name/Number: KB; H
Format: Negative: Black & White; 8 in. x 6 in.
Place & Date Depicted: Lincoln, Illinois, United States of America, 1946
Creator: International Harvester Co of Australia Pty Ltd (IHC), Victoria, Australia

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