Product Catalogue - H.V. McKay, "General Implement Catalogue", circa 1906 TradeLiterature Reg. No: TL 002358

Trade publication, "General Implement Catalogue", 32 pages illustrated with photographs and line drawings.

The publication also includes text descriptions of the range of general farm machines and implements manufactured by H. V. McKay, including ploughs, disc cultivators, harrows, stripper, winnower, chaffcutter, horse works, reaper and binder, mower, hay rake, metal gates, bag loader, sack truck; combined truck, elevator & trolley; harvester, seed drill, ensilage cutter, corncrusher, portable drill. Some equipment is imported from England manufacturers. The publication includes: a line drawing on page one featuring an aerial view of the Sunshine factory, a photograph on page 12 of the blacksmith shop where McKay built his first stripper harvester in 1884, an index, a statement by H. V. McKay "To the Farmers of the Commonwealth", information on warranty and the following statement about protecting Australian production on the last page:

"...Made in Australia.../Every farmer should remember/ that is a right to his fellow-citizens in the Commonwealth that a man who earns his living in Australia, and who finds therein a market for his produce, should patronize home production whenever possible. When the goods are "Equal in Quality" this preference should be made. Every fair-minded man will see the justice of it. Keep the money in Australia, and do not send it to foreign countries that bar out our meat, wheat, fodder, wool, leather, butter, eggs, and manufactures. Why take goods from other countries that will not let in the products of our farms and factories?"
Publication features four coloured radiant and iconic illustrations. The cover illustration includes a farm house, seed drill and stripper, a horn of plenty spilling grain into bags, golden wattle, a globe with Australia highlighted, eucalyptus leaves, the pre-federation "Advance Australia" Australian coat of arms.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Jas. Smith Pty. Ltd., 1988
Discipline: Trade Literature

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Tagged with: agricultural equipment, strippers, drays wagons, workshop equipment, agricultural implements, harvesters, mouldboard ploughs, disc cultivators, disc ploughs, lifting equipment, gates, harrows, bag handling equipment, horseworks, reaper-binders, chaffcutters, winnowers, hay mowers, seed drills, plough shares, hay rakes, crop processing equipment, ensilage equipment, lifting, seed graders picklers, export trade, international trade
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Agricultural & Construction Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: General Farm Equipment
Tertiary Classification: equipment catalogues
Primary Subject: Agricultural Implements
Publication Date: 1906 circa
Inscriptions: Front cover entitled: "General Implement Catalogue"; followed by a sub-heading "Seedtime and Harvest Shall Never Cease" ; other text includes "Sow with the Sun Drill" , "Reap with the Sunshine Harvester", "And fill your Horn of Plenty full to Overflowing", "Hugh V McKay", "H V McKay, Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine".
Inside front cover reads: "Sunflower Disc Cultivator" and is illustrated with a disc cultivator superimposed over the head of a sunflower with Art Nouveau scroll work framing the image. Details of company showrooms and agencies are listed, including "Westralia".
Inside rear cover reads: "Succeeds where others fail/Sunrise Disc Plough/Stump Jump" and is and is illustrated with a Sunrise Disc Plough. Details of company depots are listed. A simplified image of the "Advance Australia" coat of arms is at the top centre.
Rear cover reads: "The Sunshine/The World's Best", "Tens of thousands of Australian farmers use the Sunshine", and illustrates a stripper harvester in a golden paddock of uncut wheat with a setting sun in the rear, with Art Nouveau scroll work framing the image. Details of company agencies are listed, including "Westralia".
Publication Types: Comprehensive Catalogue
Printing Types: Full Colour
Illustration Types: Photographs; Colour; Black & White; Instructional Drawings; Line Drawings
Page Size Format: 185 x 245
Number of Pages: 32
Manufacturer/Distributor: Hugh V. McKay

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