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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, 'Heavy Duty Twin-Screw Packer', Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1946 Reg. No: MM 119366
- Black and white image depicting three heavy duty twin-screw packing machines. 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 'Bran'.
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:
- Factory interior showing three heavy duty twin-screw packing machines.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||147 mm (Height), 176 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||manufacturing, advertising, industrial equipment, promotional materials, milling machines, industrial machines, machinery displays|
|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:||Hand written in black ink on front of photograph: '#FHD-3'
Printed in red ink on back of photograph: 'PHOTO FILE NO / SECTION NO'
Hand written in red pencil on back of photograph: 'OFFICE Copy'
Printed in black ink on back of photograph: '12 AUG 1946'
Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: '13 / 8-F'
Printed in black ink on cream label attached to back of photograph: 'PLEASE RETURN TO: : : : / From / Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works / PROPRIETARY LIMITED. / PORT MELBOURNE, / VICTORIA.'
Printed in red ink on a cream label attached to back of photograph: 'PLATE MISSING.'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1949|
|Manufacturer of Item Depicted:||Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|