Photograph - Hecla Electrics Pty Ltd, Heater, circa 1920s Image Reg. No: MM 106794

Summary:
Black and white photograph of Hecla electric heater, circa 1927.

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 all four corners on the left hand side of the backing paper, another black and white photograph is attached at the right hand side.
Description Of Content:
Black and white photograph of a Hecla electric heater with decorative bow across the top and textured front panel.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Phil Wollen, 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 150 mm (Height), 98 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: manufacturing, advertising, electric appliances, household appliances, domestic appliances, domestic technology, electric household appliances, heaters
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
Inscriptions: Front, top, centre, handwritten blue ink: 'Case N' (underlined)
Front, bottom, centre, handwritten blue ink: 'Design No 6876 / dated 17/12/27'
Model Name/Number: IMPERIAL
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Hecla Electrics Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s

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