Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, 'Batch Type Cooler', Port Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1940s Image Reg. No: MM 119158

Summary:
Black and white promotional image of a batch type cooler. 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 a batch type cooler with water-jacketed trough.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 132 mm (Height), 185 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: cooling & refrigeration equipment
Inscriptions: Printed in grey text on front of photograph: 'D1107/1'

Printed in purple ink on back of photograph: 'Kerr / BROS. / COMMERCIAL / PHOTO'

Hand written in red pencil on back of photograph: 'OFFICE COPY'

Printed in black ink on a cream label attached to back of photograph: 'D.1107.1 Batch type Cooler, with / water-jacketed trough, similarly / constructed inside to a Mixing Machine.'

Printed in black ink on a cream label attached to back of photograph: 'From / Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works / PROPRIETARY LIMITED. / PORT MELBOURNE, / VICTORIA.'

Hand written in grey pencil on a cream label attached to back of photograph: '38958'
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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