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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, 'Belt Elevator', Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1938 Image Reg. No: MM 119726

Black and white promotional image of a belt elevator. 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.

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 a belt elevator.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 197 mm (Height), 143 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, advertising, promotional materials, elevators, 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: food processing equipment
Inscriptions: Printed on the front of photograph: 'D.1063 / 1.'

Handwritten in black ink on the back of photograph: '33.'

Handwritten in grey pencil on the back of photograph: '6 / yes'

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. / APPROX. 40'0" C/s 6" x 4" CUP TYPE / "J" BELT ELEVATOR. / SUPPLIED TO BALLARAT BREWING CO. / BALLARAT. VIC. / PORT MELBOURNE, / VICTORIA.'

Printed in red ink on cream label attached to back of photograph: 'ORDER NO. 37484 - dated 14/7/38.'

Printed in red ink on the back of photograph: 'PHOTO FILE NO / SECTION NO'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1938
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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