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Plough Model - Disc, 'Sundercut', McKay Massey Harris, Sunshine, 1908-1936 Object Reg. No: ST 020043

Summary:
5(10)-furrow stump jump disc cultivating plough. Model made by H. V. McKay Massey Harris Pty. Ltd., Sunshine, Victoria.
Model. 1:4 scale.

The 'Sundercut' was Invented by J.B. Garde, Australian patent no. 11714. Developed and first manufactured at the Sunshine Harvester works in 1908. This was a popular implement, particularly for cultivating and ploughing in rough mallee or stony country. The plough had five sets of discs each with one large and one smaller disc. Spring restored stump jump mechanism.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, 1936
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 39.00 cm (Height), 67.00 cm (Width), 88.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measurement From Conservation. Measuring Method: Maximum dimensions

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Tagged with: agriculture, industrial design, innovations, ploughs
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, Sunshine Stripper Harvester, Sunshine Stripper Harvester, The Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Crop Management - Cultivation
Tertiary Classification: model ploughs
Model Scale: 1:4
Manufacturer: H.V. McKay Pty Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 1908-1936
Inventor: J. Garde - H.V. McKay Pty Ltd, Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 1908
Modelmaker: H.V. McKay, Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 1908-1936
References: http://museumvictoria.com.au/sunshine/ viewed 12.05.2008 LDH
Bibliography:
  1. [Chapter] Dale-Hallett, Liza, et al. 'The McKay Collection', in Rasmussen, Carolyn. A Museum for the People: A History of Museum Victoria. p.271-273., 2001
  2. [Article] 2003. "Resurrecting the Sunshine Harvester Works: Re-presenting and Reinterpreting the Experience of Industrial Work in Twentieth-Century Australia", Labour History., 2003
  3. [Article] Dale-Hallett, Liza. 2004. "Collecting by Stealth: the HV McKay Collection", Museum Victoria Magazine., 2004

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