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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, Seed Grading Machine, Port Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1940s Reg. No: MM 120533
- Black and white promotional image of a seed grading machine. 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 'Seed Grading'.
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 with hand colouring.
- Description Of Content:
- Promotional image of a seed grading machine.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||156 mm (Height), 201 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||manufacturing, advertising, promotional materials, milling machines, machinery displays, industrial machinery, seed graders|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Images & Image Making Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY|
|Secondary Classification:||Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment|
|Tertiary Classification:||industrial equipment|
|Inscriptions:||Handwritten in grey pencil on the back of photograph: 'Page 5 / Page 5 / 4 1/2 / cut away background / cut out'
Handwritten in black ink on the back of photograph: 'Specialty Press / 120 screen / [indecipherable] / Proof [indecipherable]'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s|
|Manufacturer of Item Depicted:||Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|