Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, 'No. 1A Spice Grinder Hercules Mill', Port Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1940s Image Reg. No: MM 119578

Black and white promotional image of a No 1A spice grinder hercules mill. 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 'Herc With Sifter'.

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 No 1A spice grinder hercules mill fitted with peg type grinding rotor with stationary peg ring attached to hinged cover. Mill also features scraper conveyor pick-up with venting box and sleeves, bucket elevator and special sifter.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 155 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: manufacturing, advertising, industrial equipment, promotional materials, conveyors, grinding machines, rotors, equipment manufacturing, industrial machines, bulk handling, grinding mills
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Food & Drinks
Tertiary Classification: grinding equipment
Inscriptions: Printed in black on front of photograph: 'No. 1384-2.'

Printed in black ink on back of photograph: 'Kerr / BROS. / COMMERCIAL / PHOTOGRAPHERS / 533 COLLINS ST. MELBOURNE'
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: Kerr Brothers, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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