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Photograph - H. V. McKay Massey Harris, Portrait of John Ridley, England, circa 1870s Reg. No: MM 118653
- Black and white portrait of John Ridley.
From a photograph album containing one hundred and four black and white photographs and three colour transparencies depicting H. V. McKay Massey Harris agents, groups, portraits, machinery and events dating from May 1951. Noted by a previous archivist as one of a series of 'Guard Books'.
This item is part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia. The collection relates to the agricultural manufacturing firm, the Sunshine Harvester Works. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s in Ballarat. Between 1906 and 1907, McKay moved production to Sunshine where the firm became one of the largest industrial businesses in Australia. Change in ownership is a recurring theme in the company?s history. In 1930, it merged with Massey-Harris to become H.V McKay Massey Harris. In the mid-1950s, the company was absorbed by Canadian agricultural firm Massey-Ferguson. Production in Sunshine ceased in the mid-1980s, following almost 100 years of manufacturing agricultural equipment.
- Black and white silver gelatin photograph attached to brown paper album page.
- Description Of Content:
- Portrait of John Ridley, inventor of the stripper.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr. Ron Doubleday - Massey Ferguson (Aust) Ltd, 1982
|Dimensions:||220 mm (Height), 165 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||inventions, portraits, stripper harvesters, people|
|Themes this item is part of:||H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Male - Individuals|
|Inscriptions:||Printed in blue ink on album page beside photograph: 'No.1 John Ridley, Invention of the Stripper (1843) Copy neg March 1954'
Printed in purple ink on back of photograph: 'H. V. McKAY MASSEY HARRIS / PTY. LTD. / Sunshine Harvester Works, / SUNSHINE, W.20 / MAR 1954'
Printed in black ink on album page in top right corner: '22'
|People Depicted:||Ridley, Mr John|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Date Printed:||Mar 1954|
|Date Depicted:||circa 1870s|