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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, 'Elevator & Mixing Plant', Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1939 Reg. No: MM 119156
- Black and white promotional image of a gear driven circulating elevator and mixing plant. 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.
- Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
- Description Of Content:
- Promotional image of a gear driven circulating elevator and mixing plant.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||145 mm (Height), 183 mm (Width)|
|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:||Printed in white text on front of photograph: 'D10842'
Printed in purple ink on back of photograph: 'Kerr / BROS. / COMMERCIAL / PHOTOGRAPHERS / 533 COLLINS ST. MELBOURNE'
Printed in black ink on back of photograph: 'PHOTO FILE NO / SECTION'
Hand written in red pencil on back of photograph: 'OFFICE COPY'
Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: '15 / No'
Hand written in black ink on back of photograph: '51'
Printed in black ink on a cream label attached to back of photograph: 'From / Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works / PROPRIETARY LIMITED. / GEAR-DRIVEN CIRCULATING ELEVATOR / AND MIXING PLANT. / SUPPLIED TO: / CLARK KING & CO. PTY. LTD. MELB. / O.N. 38372 - 13/4/39. / PORT MELBOURNE, / VICTORIA.'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1939|
|Manufacturer of Item Depicted:||Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Photographer:||Kerr Bros Studio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|