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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, 'Trench Diggin Elevator', Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1941 Reg. No: MM 119886
- Black and white promotional image of trench digging 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. This photograph was previously filed under 'TRENCH DIGGER'.
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 trench digging elevator.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||150 mm (Height), 196 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||manufacturing, advertising, promotional materials, elevators, milling machines, trench diggers, machinery displays, industrial machinery|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Images & Image Making Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY|
|Tertiary Classification:||manufacturing processes|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on the front of photograph: 'D.1198.1'
Printed in black 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. / TRENCH DIGGINE ELEVATOR, fitted to / His Truck. / O.N.41055 - 27/6/41. / PORT MELBOURNE, / VICTORIA.'
Handwritten in red pencil on the back of photograph: 'OFFICE COPY'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1941|
|Manufacturer of Item Depicted:||Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Photographer:||Kerr Bros Studio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|