Photograph - Hecla Electrics Pty Ltd, Model H Oven, circa 1930s Image Reg. No: MM 106789

Summary:
Black and white photograph of Hecla Electric oven and cook top, Model H range, circa 1930s.

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 centre left and right sides.
Description Of Content:
Black and white photograph of the interior of a factory with an oven and cooktop in the centre foreground. It is lit from the front and stands out well against the darker background. A variety of electrical products including kettles and large water boilers can be seen against the far wall. A wooden crate is sitting on the right hand side of the cooker and slightly forward.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Phil Wollen, 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 151 mm (Height), 198 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: manufacturing, industrial design, domestic appliances, kettles, electric household appliances, ovens, electrical appliances, factory branches
Themes this item is part of: Hecla Electrics Pty Ltd, Electrical Appliance Manufacturers, Melbourne, Victoria, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Domestic Appliances
Model Name/Number: Model H
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Hecla Electrics Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa1930s

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