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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, Warehouse Interior, Port Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1940s Reg. No: MM 119514
- Black and white image dipicting a workman standing amongst building materials in an open warehouse. 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 'Miscellaneos'.
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 a workman standing amongst building materials in an open warehouse.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||162 mm (Height), 212 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||building materials, manufacturing, workers, factories, industrial equipment, cranes, warehouses, corrugated iron, equipment manufacturing, industrial machines|
|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: 'ROBOT ELECTRODES. 4.'
Printed in black ink on back of photograph: 'SUTCLIFFE PTY. LTD. / Commercial Photographers / 366 BOURKE ST. MELBOURNE. / Corner of Elizabeth Street.'
Printed in red ink on back of photograph: 'PHOTO FILE NO. / SECTION NO.'
Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: '14 / With Compliments / [indecipherable] Industries'
Printed in blue ink on back of photograph: 'SCHUMACHER MILL FURNISHING WORKS PTY. LTD.'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s|
|Manufacturer of Item Depicted:||Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Photographer:||Sutcliffe Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|