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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Drop Hammer Forging, Sunshine, Victoria, circa 1963 Image Reg. No: MM 118366

Summary:
Photograph of a man using a drop hammer forge.

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.
Description:
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
Roy Anderson operating a drop hammer forge manufacturing a stub axle in the Sunshine factory of Massey Ferguson. The drop hammer has the word 'Massey' imprinted on its side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 260 mm (Height), 205 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: blacksmithing, factory workers, factory departments
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, 'BLACKSMITHS / DROP HAMMER / SUNSHINE FACTORY / DROP FORGING / STUB AXLE / ROY ANDERSON'
People Depicted: Anderson, Roy
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Australia, circa 1963

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