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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, 14 Disc Sundercut Plough, Maylands, Western Australia, 1964 Reg. No: MM 113185
- Black and white photograph of the Massey-Ferguson 14 Disc Sundercut Plough.
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:
- First Massey Ferguson 14 Disc Sundercut produced in Western Australia being inspected by Mr. Frank Dorney, General Manager, Tomlinsons, Rory Neaves, Administration Manager, Perth, Dick Weir, Branch Manager, Perth, and Eric Thomas, Service Manager & Quality Inspector, Perth. A view of the assembly line is shown in the background.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||162 mm (Height), 218 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||manufacturing, agricultural equipment, factories, rural industry, ploughs, agricultural implements, assembly lines, people, plough discs|
|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:||Printed in blue ink on back of photograph: 'KEVRON PHOTOGRAPHICS PTY. LTD. / 143 WILLIAM STREET / PERTH / FOR RE ORDERS PLEASE QUOTE'
Hand written in black ink on back of photograph: '2359/4'
Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: '1964 / FIRST OFF TOMLINSON'S PROD. OF 14 DISC SUNDERCUT / BEING INSPECTED BY / FRANK DORNEY - G. M TOMLINSONS. / ROY NEAVES - ADIM MGR PERTH / DICK WEIR - BRANCH MGR - PERTH / ERIC THOMAS - SERVICE MGR - PERTH'
|People Depicted:||(left to right):; Dorney, Frank; Neaves, Roy; Weir, Dick; Thomas, Eric|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Maylands, Western Australia, Australia, 1964|
|Manufacturer:||Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia|
|Photographer:||Kevron Photographics Pty Ltd, Perth, Western Australia, Australia|
|Manufacturer:||Tomlinson Steel Limited, Carlisle, Western Australia, Australia|