Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, Mixing & Sifting Machinery, Port Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1940s Image Reg. No: MM 119542

Summary:
Cyanotype promotional image of mixing and sifting machinery. 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 'Lightning'.

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:
Cyanotype photograph.
Description Of Content:
Promotional image of mixing and sifting machinery.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 212 mm (Height), 160 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, advertising, industrial equipment, promotional materials, equipment manufacturing, industrial machines, bulk handling
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Food & Drinks
Tertiary Classification: bulk ingredients handling machinery
Inscriptions: Hand written in black ink on front of photograph: '#PT-2'

Printed in black ink on back of photograph: 'SCHUMACHER MILL FURNISHING WORKS PTY. LTD. / GRAHAM ST. PORT MELBOURNE. / S. C. 7 VICTORIA. / TELEPHONE MX 2171'
Format: Print - Cyanotype: Monochrome
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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