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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, 'Milk Roll Conveyors', Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1935 Image Reg. No: MM 119914

Summary:
Black and white promotional image of a milk roll conveyor. 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.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Promotional image of a milk roll conveyor.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 147 mm (Height), 196 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, advertising, industrial equipment, promotional materials, conveyors, 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: conveyors
Inscriptions: Printed in white on front of photograph: 'N.963. / 23/1/35.'

Hand written in black ink on front of photograph: '.3'

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

Printed in black ink on a cream label attached to back of photograph: 'N.963.2 Pick-up Screw Conveyors for direct / connection each side of milk dr[indecipherable] / roll stand.'

Hand written in black ink on back of photograph: 'The Complete Plants[strikethrough] / Or 33282 / No. 7 / Milk Roll Conveyors / 6' x 7" / Larohers'

Hand written in red pencil on back of photograph: 'OFFICE COPY'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1935
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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