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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, Factory Interior, Port Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1930s Reg. No: MM 119910
- Black and white image depicting industrial machinery used in the production of milk powder. 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 'Milk Powder'.
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 industrial machinery used in the production of milk powder.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||212 mm (Height), 157 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||manufacturing, factories, advertising, industrial equipment, promotional materials, equipment manufacturing, industrial machines, milk processing equipment|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Images & Image Making Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY|
|Secondary Classification:||Food & Drinks|
|Tertiary Classification:||industrial equipment|
|Inscriptions:||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 1930s|
|Manufacturer of Item Depicted:||Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Photographer:||Kerr Bros Studio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|