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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, Worker in Factory Stock Room, Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1929 Image Reg. No: MM 119614

Summary:
Black and white promotional image of a man standing next to a conveyor in a factory stock room. 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.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Promotional image of a man standing next to a conveyor in a factory stock room. Wooden crates and oil tins are stacked on either side of man.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 135 mm (Height), 188 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, factory workers, factories, advertising, promotional materials, interior views, crates, barrels, 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: conveyors
Inscriptions: Handwritten in black ink on the front of photograph: '#RC-17'

Printed in black ink on the back of photograph: 'PHOTO FILE NO / SECTION NO'

Handwritten in black ink on the back of photograph: '17'

Handwritten in grey pencil on the back of photograph: '3B / 4" pitch rollers / 31-1-29''

Handwritten in red pencil on the back of photograph: 'OFFICE COPY'

Printed in purple ink on back of photograph: 'Commercial / Photographers / Kerr / BROS. / 533 COLLINS ST. MELB'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1929
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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