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Photograph - Shop Display of Hecla Products, circa 1930s Image Reg. No: MM 106810

Summary:
Photograph of an interior of a shop with a display of products including Hecla domestic appliances and light fittings 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 at all four corners.
Description Of Content:
Black and white photograph of interior of electrical goods store circa 1930s with many light fittings crowded in together suspended from the ceiling along both sides and several lamps on a small table in the right foreground. There is a wooden bench with cookware on the left, and a small electric stove at the far wall. The light fittings on the left hand side of the image have been retouched with blue pen and white ink or paint.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Phil Wollen, 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 156 mm (Height), 204 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: manufacturing, shops, lights, domestic appliances, displays
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
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Australia, circa 1930s
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Hecla Electrics Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s

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