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Photograph - Hecla Electrics Pty Ltd, Workers Shaping Metal Components, circa 1930 Reg. No: MM 107015
- Photograph of male factory workers operating machinery to shape metal components of the Hecla products.
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.'
- Black and white photograph with white border. It is adhered with sticky tape at each corner to a buff paper backing.
- Description Of Content:
- Male factory workers using industrial machinery to shape metal parts of Hecla products. To the right of the image a man is filing down edges. At the left of the photo components are leaning against the wall.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr Phil Wollen, 2004
|Dimensions:||157 mm (Height), 207 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||manufacturing, workers, working conditions, metalworking, factory workers, factories, manufacturing workers, electric appliances|
|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:||Stamp, verso, centre, blue ink: '6365'
Photographer's stamp, verso, upper right corner, violet ink: 'C. J. Frazer / PHOTO. / 154 LITTLE COLLINS STREET / PHONE 4584 Cent. MELB.'
Handwritten, verso, upper left quadrant, graphite pencil: 'Corner of the / [Illegible. Hammer?] Shop'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930|
|Organisation Depicted:||Hecla Electrics Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930|
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