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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, 'Barrel Elevator', Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1940 Reg. No: MM 119758
- Black and white promotional image of a barrel 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 barrel elevator.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||140 mm (Height), 162 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||manufacturing, advertising, promotional materials, barrels, 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 in black on the front of photograph: 'D.1123.1'
Handwritten in black ink on the back of photograph: 'No 72'
Handwritten in grey pencil on the back of photograph: '6'
Handwritten in red pencil on the back of photograph: 'OFFICE COPY'
Printed in purple ink on back of photograph: 'Kerr / BROS. / COMMERCIAL / PHOTOGRAPHERS / 533 COLLINS ST. MELBOURNE'
Printed in black ink on cream label attached to back of photograph: 'From / Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works / PROPRIETARY LIMITED. / GRAHAM ENGINEERING CO. / 180 BAY ST., / 64-3010-18-19. PT. MELB. / PORT MELBOURNE, / VICTORIA.'
Handwritten black ink on cream label attached to back of photograph: 'Barrel Elevator.'
Printed in black ink on back of photograph: 'GRAHAM ENGINEERING CO. / 180 BAY ST., / 64-3010-18-19. PT. MELB.'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1940|
|Manufacturer of Item Depicted:||Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Photographer:||Kerr Bros Studio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1940|
|Organisation Named:||Graham Engineering Company, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|