Photograph - Interior of Tanning Factory, Waukegan, Illinois, United States of America, circa 1940s Image Reg. No: MM 119954

Summary:
Black and white photograph depicting the interior of a tannery in Waukegan, Illinois, circa 1940s. 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 'MISCELLANEOUS'.

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:
Interior of a tannery showing machinery.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 204 mm (Height), 253 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, factories, advertising, promotional materials, interior views, tanneries, milling machines, machinery displays, industrial machinery
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Tanneries
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Waukegan, Illinois, United States of America, circa 1940s
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: The Aulson Tanning Machinery Co, Waukegan, Illinois, United States of America

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