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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, 'Cane Harvester Transmission', Bundaberg, Queensland, circa 1972 Reg. No: MM 112959
- Black and white photograph showing the cane harvester transmission at Massey-Ferguon's Bundaberg factory.
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.
- Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
- Description Of Content:
- Bundaberg factory interior showing a man working on a cane harvester transmission.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
|Dimensions:||203 mm (Height), 254 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||working life, manufacturing, workers, factories, harvesting equipment, rural industry, harvesters, agricultural machinery, gearboxes, agricultural equipment components|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: 'CANE HARVESTER / TRANSMISSION'|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, circa 1972|
|Manufacturer:||Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia|