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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, 'Grinding & Dressing Plant', Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1916 Image Reg. No: MM 119579

Black and white image depicting a grinding and dressing plant. 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 'Pulverizer & Interceptor'.

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:
Factory interior showing a grinding and dressing plant.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 204 mm (Height), 145 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, factories, advertising, industrial equipment, promotional materials, grinding machines, 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 red ink on back of photograph: 'PHOTO FILE NO. / SECTION NO.'

Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: '9-C'

Hand written in red pencil on back of photograph: 'OFFICE COPY'

Hand written in black ink on back of photograph: 'GRIDING & DRESSING PLANT. / FITCHETT BROS PTY LTD., / SWANSTON STREET, / MELBOURNE, / 16-10-1916 / ORDERS No 14167 / No 14227.'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1916
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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