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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Harvesters, circa 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 105617

Summary:
Photograph of MF300 & MF585 harvesters.

This image is part of a collection of photographs, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature relating to Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded as Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s. In 1930 it merged with Massey Harris's Australian operations to become H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd. In 1955, this company was in turn absorbed into the Massey-Ferguson global entity becoming Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Limited.
Description:
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
Field testing of a North American-made MF300 and Sunshine-made MF585. Collector bags are at the rear of the machines to evaluate grain loss.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 205 mm (Height), 260 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, agricultural equipment, industry, tractors
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Crop Management - Harvesting
Tertiary Classification: harvesters
Inscriptions: Handwritten in pencil on back, 'MF300 NA / MF585 SUNSHINE / LOSS TESTING'

Handwritten by Howard Taylor, 'L to R Tony Caywood / Field Test Operator / John Thomas / Project engineer / ?
People Depicted: Tony Caywood; John Thomas
Model Name/Number: MF300; MF585
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Manufacturer: Massey-Ferguson (Australia) Limited, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, circa 1956
Place & Date Depicted: Australia, circa 1956

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