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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, Workers on Production Line in Factory, Port Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1930s Reg. No: MM 119613
- Black and white promotional image of men working on production lines in a factory. 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 men working on production lines in a factory. Wooden crates are carried around the room on conveyors.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||145 mm (Height), 189 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||manufacturing, factory workers, factories, advertising, promotional materials, interior views, crates, windows, desks, conveyors, oil cans, 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|
|Tertiary Classification:||industrial equipment|
|Inscriptions:||Handwritten in black ink on the front of photograph: '#RC-20'
Printed in black ink on the back of photograph: 'SECTION NO / 5215'
Printed in red ink on the back of photograph: 'OFFICE PHOTO FILE NO'
Handwritten in black ink on the back of photograph: '20'
Handwritten in grey pencil on the back of photograph: '3B / 2'
Handwritten in red pencil on the back of photograph: 'OFFICE COPY'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s|
|Manufacturer of Item Depicted:||Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|