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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Ferguson 35 Tractor with Fruit Picking Attachment, 1975 Image Reg. No: MM 118164

Summary:
Photograph of a Ferguson 35 tractor with a fruit picking attachment. 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 Ferguson 35 tractor has an elevated platform attached to the back, from which is attached a fabric chute which leads to a wooden box or storage hopper. It is believed that a friut picker would stand on the platform and drop the picked fruit into the chute. A building (like an amy barrack) is behind, with a broken window. Sign on the building reads, 'Platform to assist in picking and spraying trees C Lewis', 2 other signs cannot be read.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 135 mm (Height), 165 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, agricultural equipment, industry
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Horticulture - Harvesting
Tertiary Classification: fruit
Inscriptions: Handwritten in blue ink on back, '[crossed out] For use with / story on / tractor platform'

'MF Review / Page 2 / 08/1.75 / 2 cols'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 1975

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