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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Factory Opening, Aprilia, Italy, Mar 1968 Image Reg. No: MM 108646

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.

Founded as Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s, the company became H.V. McKay Pty Ltd in 1921 then merged with Massey Harris's Australian operations to become H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd in 1930. Then in 1955, this company was in absorbed into the Massey-Ferguson global entity becoming Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Limited.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Opening of Massey Ferguson factory in Aprilia, Italy, showing a group of men in suits walking through the factory. Mr Albert Thoornborough is wearing dark sun glasses talking to Mr Mitchell. Mr. Giulio Andreotti, then Italian Minister for Industry and Commerce, is walking to the right of Thoornborough. Mr Victor Rice is standing second from left in front row shaking hands.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 121 mm (Height), 169 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: agricultural equipment, industry, factories, manufacturing plants, people, me 244
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: international visitors
Inscriptions: Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: 'Aprilia / Opening'

Printed in blue ink on back of photograph: '6 2'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Aprilia, Latina, Lazio, Italy, Mar 1968
Organisation Depicted: Massey-Ferguson, Aprilia, Latina, Lazio, Italy, Mar 1968
Person Depicted: J. Mitchell, Aprilia, Latina, Lazio, Italy, Mar 1968
Person Depicted: A. Thornborough, Aprilia, Latina, Lazio, Italy, Mar 1968
Person Depicted: Victor Rice, Aprilia, Latina, Lazio, Italy, Mar 1968


Arturo Camillacci Posted on 09 May 2013 11:49 PM
The man at the center of the photo is the recently deceased Mr. Giulio Andreotti, then Minister for Industry and Commerce.
Discovery Centre Posted on 10 May 2013 12:01 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Arturo, thank you for the extra information!

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