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Ground Plan - Sunshine Harvester Works, circa 1920 TradeLiterature Reg. No: TL 020602

Ground plan issued to guests touring the Sunshine Harvester Works factory circa 1920.

This item is part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia. The collection relates to the agricultural manufacturing firm, the Sunshine Harvester Works. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s in Ballarat. Between 1906 and 1907, McKay moved production to Sunshine where the firm became one of the largest industrial businesses in Australia. Change in ownership is a recurring theme in the company?s history. In 1930, it merged with Massey-Harris to become H.V McKay Massey Harris. In the mid-1950s, the company was absorbed by Canadian agricultural firm Massey-Ferguson. Production in Sunshine ceased in the mid-1980s, following almost 100 years of manufacturing agricultural equipment.
Three page fold out.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Mr Don McKay, 1960
Discipline: Trade Literature

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Tagged with: factories, maps, manufacturing works
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Agricultural & Construction Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: publications
Primary Subject: Manufacturing Works
Publication Date: 1920 circa
Cover Title: 'Ground Plan ... Sunshine Harvester Works AND ROUTE FOR VISITORS'
Publication Types: Ground Plan
Printing Types: Monochrome
Illustration Types: Black & White; Factory Views; Line Drawings
Page Size Format: 255 mm x 190 mm
Number of Pages: 3
Manufacturer/Distributor: Hugh V. McKay

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