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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, 'Coal Storage Bunker', Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1941 Image Reg. No: MM 119625

Summary:
Black and white promotional image of a coal storage bunker. 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 coal storage bunker and coal handling elevator equipment.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 200 mm (Height), 151 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, advertising, promotional materials, interior views, coal, milling machines, coal handling equipment, coal bunkers, machinery displays, industrial machinery
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
Secondary Classification: Coal & Coke - Combustion
Tertiary Classification: storage equipment
Inscriptions: Handwritten in black ink on the front of photograph: 'Storage / Bunker / Feed / Gates / Ref / "E" for / Elevator / supplied / with this / unit / equipment / #1199.1 / 1199.2 / #1199-3'

Handwritten in grey pencil on the back of photograph: '12'

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

Handwritten in black ink on the back of photograph: 'No.2.'

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

Printed in black ink on cream label attached to back of photograph: 'From / Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works / PROPRIETARY LIMITED. / PORT MELBOURNE, / VICTORIA.'

Printed in red ink on cream label attached to back of photograph: 'COAL STORAGEBUNKER AND COAL / HANDLING ELEVATOR EQUIPMENT / Supplied under Or. No. / dated 14/7/41. / 41104, / 41105, / 41106.'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1941
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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