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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Sheet Iron Department Press, Sunshine, Victoria, 1963 Image Reg. No: MM 118362

Photograph of 500-ton press in Sheet Iron Department.

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 photograph
Description Of Content:
Supervisor Harry Fraser and operator Joseph Denys in front of a 500-ton press in the Sheet Iron Department. The press has the word 'PERRY' on its front.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 170 mm (Height), 215 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: metal cutting tools, factory workers, metal presses, sheet iron, grinders, black decker sanders
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: factory interiors
Inscriptions: Handwritten in pencil on back, 'HARRY FRASER / SUPERVISING 500 TON PRESS / OPERATION - SUNSHINE PLANT.'

'Joseph Denys & Superv / Harry Fraser'

In blue ink, 'MF Outlook / 120# / 3 1/16" wide'
People Depicted: Fraser, Harry; Denys, Joseph
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Australia, 1963

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