User Guide - H.V McKay Massey Harris, Sunduke Scarifier, circa 1940 TradeLiterature Reg. No: TL 026644

User guide detailing H.V McKay Massey Harris' Sunduke scarifier. Emphasis is placed on the Patented parts of this piece of equipment. Page 2 lists the features that value adds and produces efficiency with the use of this equipment. Sunduke was produced at this time with steel wheels or pneumatic tyres. The publication was possibly produced during World War II.

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.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Transfer from Old McKay Archives, Science & Technology Collection, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Trade Literature

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Tagged with: agriculture, rural life, agricultural implements, cultivators, cultivating implements, cultivating equipment, wheels, scarifiers, rubber tyres, steel, farming information, high carbon steels, patent models
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, Engineering Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Crop Management - Cultivation
Tertiary Classification: scarifiers
Primary Subject: Scarifier Maintenance
Publication Date: 1940s circa
Inscriptions: Written in pencil at the top of the front cover: "Mr. E.J [or T] Thomas".
Publication Types: User Guide
Printing Types: Monochrome
Illustration Types: Black & White; Instructional Drawings
Page Size Format: 200 mm x 255 mm
Number of Pages: 10
Manufacturer: H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd

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