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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, 'Diagonal Roller Mill', Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1939 Reg. No: MM 119278
- Black and white promotional image of a diagonal roller 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 'STANDARD'.
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 diagonal roller mill machine.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||150 mm (Height), 181 mm (Width)|
|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 - Flourmilling|
|Tertiary Classification:||roller flourmilling machinery|
|Inscriptions:||Printed in black ink on cream label attached to back of photograph: 'From / Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works / PROPRIETARY LIMITED. / DIAGONAL ROLLER MILL, WITH GRADING / REEL, COMPLETE WITH MOTOR. / Supplied to : / MAIZE PRODUCTS PTY. LTD. / O.NOS 38219, 38308 - 22/2/39,22/3/39 / PORT MELBOURNE, / VICTORIA.'
Printed in red ink on the back of photograph: 'PHOTO FILE NO / SECTION NO'
Printed in purple ink on back of photograph: 'Kerr / BROS. / COMMERCIAL / PHOTOGRAPHERS / 533 COLLINS ST. MELBOURNE'
Handwritten in red pencil on the back of photograph: 'OFFICE COPY'
Handwritten in grey pencil on the back of photograph: '10'
Handwritten in black ink on the back of photograph: 'No 105'
Printed on the front of photograph: 'D.391-3'
|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 Brothers, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|