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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, 'No. 2 Hercules Mill', Port Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1940s Image Reg. No: MM 119210

Summary:
Black and white promotional image of a number two Hercules mill machine. It is part of a collection of photographs and marked printer's copy used in the preparation of trade literature promoting products manufactured by the Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd. The items were originally housed in a wooden filing drawer, with many filed by subject. This photograph was previously filed under 'GRAVITY'.

The Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works of Port Melbourne was established by the German-born American immigrant Otto Charles Schumacher around 1890. Operating initially under the name Otto C. Schumacher, the firm specialised in the importation, manufacture, installation and repair of flourmilling equipment, especially the newer style roller flour grinding machines, and associated equipment such as flour sifters, pollard and bran extractors, dust collectors, grain elevators and bag fillers. The business was formally registered as the Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd in 1910. In later years the firm diversified into the manufacture of grain grading machinery for farmers and more general manufacturing equipment such as grinding mills, conveyors and packaging machinery.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Promotional image of a number two Hercules mill machine.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 155 mm (Height), 205 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, advertising, promotional materials, milling machines, machinery displays, industrial machinery
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Food & Drinks
Tertiary Classification: grinding equipment
Inscriptions: Printed in black ink on the back of photograph: 'SCHUMACHER MILL FURNISHING WORKS PTY. LTD. / GRAHAM STREET. PORT MELBOURNE. / S.C. 7. VICTORIA. / TELEPHONE MX 2171'

Printed in purple ink on back of photograph: 'Kerr / BROS. / COMMERCIAL / PHOTOGRAPHERS / 533 COLLINS ST. MELBOURNE'

Printed in red ink on the back of photograph: 'No. 2 HERCULES MILL'

Handwritten in black on the front of photograph: 'D.642-3'

Handwritten in grey pencil on the back of photograph: '2'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Photographer: Kerr Bros Studio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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