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Auto Header - H.V. McKay, Sunshine, Self-Propelled Harvester, after 1927 Reg. No: ST 037932
- Self propelled harvester with standard front, pick-up front, rice front and pea front. Manufactured by H.V. McKay Pty.Ltd., Sunshine, Victoria from 1927.
The power unit of the header is a Fordson tractor made by Ford at the Michigan plant, U.S.A.
- There are several markings on the machine: "Sunshine" with a sunburst on each of the three elevator cowls, green letters with yellow sunrays on the head attached to the machine. The parts numbers on the machine indicate that the unit was made some time after 1927.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr Hugh McKay, 1973
|Dimensions:||260.0 cm (Height), 425.0 cm (Width), 585.0 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||agriculture, exports, harvesting equipment, header harvesters, industrial design, innovations, tractors|
|Themes this item is part of:||H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, Sunshine Stripper Harvester, H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, The Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, McKay's Brandnames, Origin of the 'Sunshine' Brandname|
|Primary Classification:||AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE|
|Secondary Classification:||Crop Management - Harvesting|
|Tertiary Classification:||header harvesters|
|Manufacturer:||H.V. McKay Pty Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, post 1927|
|Manufacturer of Component:||Ford Motor Company, Michigan, United States of America, post 1927
Manufactured the power unit.
|Designer:||Mr Headlie Taylor - H.V. McKay Pty Ltd, Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, post 1927|
|References:||http://museumvictoria.com.au/sunshine/ viewed 12.05.2008 LDH|
This item is part of the following themes:
- H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection
- Sustainable Futures Collection
- Transport Collection
- Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria
- Sunshine Stripper Harvester
- H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria
- The Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
- McKay's Brandnames
- Origin of the 'Sunshine' Brandname