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Photograph - Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works, Seed Grading Machine, Port Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1940s Reg. No: MM 119979
- Cyanotype 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.
- Cyanotype photograph.
- Description Of Content:
- Promotional image of a seed grading machine.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Graham Engineering Company Pty Ltd
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||123 mm (Height), 183 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:||Printed on the front of photograph: 'D.1025.2'
Handwritten in grey pencil on the front of photograph: 'Plate / Missing'
Printed in red ink on back of photograph: 'PHOTO FILE NO. / SECTION NO.'
Handwritten in red pencil on back of photograph: 'OFFICE Copy'
Handwritten in grey pencil on the back of photograph: '19-J.'
|Format:||Print - Cyanotype: Monochrome|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s|
|Manufacturer of Item Depicted:||Schumacher Mill Furnishing Works Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|