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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Tractor Powered House Boat, circa 1966 Image Reg. No: MM 118154

Summary:
Photograph of tractor powered paddle house boat. Image is part of a collection of photographs, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature relating to Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd (and earlier related companies) agricultural implement manufacturer, importer and distributor, Sunshine, Victoria.
Description:
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
A group of people sunning themselves on the top deck of a house boat moored on the Murray River at Renmark. The paddle boat is powered by a petrol driven Ferguson TEATractor. Photograph published in Massey-Ferguson Review Jan/Feb 1966, No.87. "To adapt the Fergy for its river work the wheels, steering and hydraulics were removed, paddle shafts were fitted instead of rear wheels and the gearbox was modified to provide only two gears - forward and reverse. Remote hydraulics were fitted to the original turning brakes and, together with a conventional rudder, these are controlled by the steering wheel."
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 145 mm (Height), 220 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: agricultural equipment, water transport, marine transport, houseboats
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Internal Combustion Power - Motor Vessels
Inscriptions: Handwritten in blue ink on back, 'HO 1198/66 / 6 1/8" wide / anchor mount / 120#'

In black pencil, 'TRACTOR POWERED HOUSE BOAT'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, circa 1966

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