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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, Brush Machine for Cleaning Tobacco, Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1935 Reg. No: MM 119495
- Monochrome promotional image of a brush 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 '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.
- Monochrome photograph.
- Description Of Content:
- Promotional image of a brush machine used for cleaning tobacco.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||147 mm (Height), 213 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||manufacturing, advertising, promotional materials, tobacco, brushes, milling machines, machinery displays, industrial machinery|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Images & Image Making Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY|
|Tertiary Classification:||product cleaning equipment|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on the front of photograph: 'N.983.1 / 9/10/35'
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'
|Place & Date Depicted:||Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1935|
|Manufacturer of Item Depicted:||Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Photographer:||Kerr Bros Studio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|