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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, 'Liquid Cleaning Rumbler', Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1940 Image Reg. No: MM 119868

Black and white promotional image of a liquid cleaning rumbler. 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 'CARTRIDGE - CASE WASHERS'.

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 liquid cleaning rumbler with pulley driven counter-shaft and tip-over assembly.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 139 mm (Height), 165 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, cleaning equipment, advertising, promotional materials, pulleys, 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.1122-2.'

Printed in black ink on cream label attached to back of photograph: 'From / Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works / PROPRIETARY LIMITED. / ONE ONLY LIQUID CLEANING RUMBLER, / INCLUSIVE OF PULLEY DRIVEN COUNTER- / SHAFT AND TIP-OVER ASSEMBLY - - / Supplied to IMPERIAL CHEMICAL / INDUSTRIES, DEER PARK - O.N.39521 - / 26/3/40. / PORT MELBOURNE, / VICTORIA.'

Printed in purple ink on back of photograph: 'Kerr / BROS. / COMMERCIAL / PHOTOGRAPHERS / 533 COLLINS ST. MELBOURNE'

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

Handwritten in grey pencil on the back of photograph: '14'

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

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