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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, 'Feeder for Ground Rock', Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1928 Reg. No: MM 119967
- Black and white promotional image of a feeder for ground rock. 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 'FEEDING'.
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 a feeder for ground rock.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||192 mm (Height), 141 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||manufacturing, advertising, promotional materials, milling machines, machinery displays, grinders, industrial machinery|
|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:||Handwritten in black ink on the front of photograph: 'No. FR-4'
Printed in purple ink on back of photograph: 'Commercial / Photographers / Kerr / BROS. / 533 COLLINS ST. MELB.'
Printed in red ink on back of photograph: 'PHOTO FILE NO. / SECTION NO.'
Handwritten in grey pencil on the back of photograph: '4 / 7'
Handwritten in red pencil on the back of photograph: 'OFFICE / COPY'
Handwritten in blue ink on the back of photograph: 'der No. 27301. / 29/9/1928. Mt Lyell Chemical Works / Yarraville. / Feeder for ground rock (84lbs. cub. ft.) / apacity 6cm in 1 1/2" minutes, single delivery 24" wide, / 1/2" stroke, with slide ocer 5" opening, depth of box / 5".'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1928|
|Manufacturer of Item Depicted:||Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Photographer:||Kerr Bros Studio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|