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Photograph - Hecla Electrics Pty Ltd, Oven in Factory Interior, circa 1940 Image Reg. No: MM 106784

Summary:
Black and white photograph of a Hecla oven in a factory, circa 1940s.

This photograph is from an album containing 255 black and white photographs depicting electrical appliances, showroom displays, factory interiors and advertising material relating to Hecla Electrics Pty Ltd. It is part of the Hecla collection of photographs, documents, products, manuals and promotional materials from the Hecla Electrics factories in Melbourne. This collection dates from the late 19th century to the late 20th century and was acquired in 2004 from the current owner of the Hecla Electrics brand.

Hecla Electrics manufactured and distributed a wide range of domestic and commercial electric appliances products to Australasia, such as heaters, kettles, toasters, stoves and water heaters. Its client base included households, commercial businesses such as cafés, hospitals and offices, as well as the military. The company promoted its goods through advertisements in home magazines and displays in shop windows, home shows and the 1935 All-Electricity Exhibition. Hecla Electrics became a household name in Melbourne during the 1920s and remained a popular Australian brand until the late 20th century.'
Description:
Black and white photograph adhered with sticky tape to white backing paper with holes punched on side. Photograph is attached at centre of left and right hand sides of the photograph.
Description Of Content:
Black and white photograph featuring interior of factory and electric oven with multiple wires emerging from underneath. Background shows overexposed factory scene with kettle on table visible on far left of image.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Phil Wollen, 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 210 mm (Height), 279 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: manufacturing, factories, electric appliances, domestic appliances, ovens
Themes this item is part of: Hecla Electrics Pty Ltd, Electrical Appliance Manufacturers, Melbourne, Victoria, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Domestic Appliances
Tertiary Classification: showroom displays
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Hecla Electrics Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa1940

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