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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, Horizontal Single Sieve Sifter, Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1939 Image Reg. No: MM 119490

Black and white promotional image of a rotary type horizontal single sieve sifter. 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 'LAYOUTS'.

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 rotary type horizontal single sieve sifter.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 154 mm (Height), 208 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 - Flourmilling
Tertiary Classification: sifting machines
Inscriptions: Printed on the front of image: 'ORDER No / 38331-1'

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

Printed in black ink on back of photograph: 'SCHUMACHER MILL FURNISHING WORKS PTY. LTD. / GRAHAM ST. PORT MELBOURNE. / S. C. 7 VICTORIA. / TELEPHONE MX 2171'
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

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