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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, 'Detroit Tractor Plant Location-Aerial', Detroit, Michigan, USA, 1960s Image Reg. No: MM 108573

Summary:
Image from a collection of photographs, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature relating to Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, agricultural implement manufacturer, importer and distributor, Sunshine, Victoria.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Aerial view of the tractor plant site for Massey-Ferguson. Railway tracks to the left, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 205 mm (Height), 259 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: industry, factories, buildings, tractors, aerial photographs, roads, carriages, agricultural machinery, train lines
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: factory exteriors
Inscriptions: Printed in black ink on white paper previously attached to the back of photograph: 'Detroit Tractor Plant Location - aerial / Massey-Ferguson's engineering center, quality control center / and tractor plant are located on a 72-acre site on Southfield / Road, Detroit, Michigan. Together, the buildings contain more / than 678,000 square feet of manufacturing, testing and office / area. The site also has a product test track at the rear of the / property.'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, 1960s
Organisation Depicted: Massey-Ferguson, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, 1960s

Comments

Joseph Nowak Posted on 09 Nov 2011 8:42 PM
My father worked at this plant from about 1955 to about 1975... guessing. He took me to the plant one weekend and showed me the "Tool Crib" where he worked. His name was Matthew (Matt) Nowak

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