Publicity Brochure - H. V. McKay, 'The Albion Binders & Mowers', circa 1912 TradeLiterature Reg. No: TL 015179

Marketing brochure for the British-made Albion binders and mowers. The first page includes details that H.V. McKay were the 'sole agent for Australia and Tasmania' as well as information about the state branches, state telegraphic addresses of the company. It also outlines that stocks of duplicate parts are 'carried at all branches, and at numerous country agencies throughout the states'.

The inside page also outlines that 'the Sunshine Harvester Works are reached in 20 minutes by train from Spencer Street Railway Station, and Farmers visiting Melbourne are cordially invited to inspect the Factory, which is the largest and best-equipped Implement Works south of the Equator' . The Inside front cover illustrates the numerous awards that Albion machines have won. Rear cover illustrates an Albion horse drawn mower. Inside rear cover is a detailed line drawing of an aerial 'View of the Sunshine Harvester Works'.

Testimonials of farmers who used the Albion Binder are also included: W.J. Smith (Milang, SA), Andrew P. Hunter (Matong, NSW), James Orr ('Balvenie', Clyde, NSW), P.W. Raleigh (Wanalta, Vic), T.J. Schumann (Lascelles, Vic), F.W. Jeffery ('Greenvale Farm', Melton, Vic).
Booklet, with colour illustration on front cover and the title: 'The "Albion" Binders, Mowers, etc./Made in England/H.V. McKay/Sunshine Harvester Works/Sunshine.' 20 pages, line drawings and description of equipment.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr. Allen Murray, 1996
Discipline: Trade Literature

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Tagged with: telegraphy, awards, agricultural implements, agents dealers, farming methods, agriculture, hay mowers
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, Trade Literature Collection, Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Agricultural & Construction Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Crop Management - Harvesting
Tertiary Classification: harvesting equipment
Primary Subject: Agricultural Implements
Publication Date: 1910 circa
Inscriptions: Front cover reads: 'The "Albion" Binders, Mowers, etc./Made in England/H.V. McKay/Sunshine Harvester Works/Sunshine.'
First page: '"Albion" binders and mowers/made by/Harrison, McGregor & Co Ltd/Leigh, Lancashire, England/Sole agent for Australia and Tasmania/H.V. McKay/Sunshine Harvester Works - Sunshine/Branches/New South Wales 27-39 George Street West, Sydney/South Australia 56 North Terrace, Adelaide/Queensland Cor. Adelaide and Albert Streets, Brisbane/Victoria 102 Spencer Street, Melbourne/London Office Amberley House, Norfolk Street, Strand'.
At the foot of each page: 'H.V. McKay, Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine'.
Model Name/Number: No.3 Steel Binder; No.9 Mower; No.12 Mower
Publication Types: ; Publicity Brochure; Testimonials
Printing Types: Monochrome
Illustration Types: Black & White; Engravings; Factory Views
Page Size Format: 185 x 245 mm
Number of Pages: 21
Distributor: Hugh V. McKay
Manufacturer: Harrison, McGregor & Co. Ltd
References: Viewed 11.5.09. Viewed 11.5.09.

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