Photograph - Tomlinson Steel Ltd, Welding Shop, Carlisle, Western Australia, 1964 Image Reg. No: MM 113188

Black and white photograph showing Tomlinson Steel Ltd's Welding Shop.

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:
View of welding shop at Tomlinson Steel Limited, Carlisle, during the production of the Massey Ferguson 14 Disc Sundercut, showing frames in foreground.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 162 mm (Height), 218 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: manufacturing, agricultural equipment, factories, rural industry, ploughs, welding, agricultural implements, welders, steel industry
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: workshops
Inscriptions: Printed in blue ink on back of photograph: 'KEVRON PHOTOGRAPHICS PTY. LTD. / 143 WILLIAM STREET / PERTH / FOR REORDERS PLEASE QUOTE'

Hand written in black ink on back of photograph: '2359/7'

Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: '1964 / VIEW OF WELDING SHOP / AT TOMLINSON'S STEEL / LTD / CARLISLE / PERTH - W/AUST'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Carlisle, 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

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