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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, 'Mixing Equipment', Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1930s Image Reg. No: MM 119142

Summary:
Black and white promotional image of mixing equipment. 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 'With Elev'.

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 mixing equipment.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 140 mm (Height), 181 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, advertising, industrial equipment, promotional materials, milling machines, industrial machines, machinery displays
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Food & Drinks
Tertiary Classification: mixing equipment
Inscriptions: Hand written in black ink on front of photograph: 'MX-19.'

Printed in purple ink on back of photograph: 'Commercial / Photographers / Kerr Bros / 533 COLLINS ST MELBOURNE'

Hand written in red pencil on back of photograph: 'OFFICE / COPY[strikethrough]'

Printed in red ink on back of photograph: '22 FEB 193'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1930s
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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