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Plough Model - Mouldboard, Reversible, Mitchell, West Footscray, 1920s Object Reg. No: ST 020959

Summary:
Modle of a single furrow reversible mouldboard plough. Manufactured by Mitchell, West Footscray, Victoria, 1920s. Fitted with single pivoted plough body and land wheel. This type of reversible plough was widely used.

The model was made at H. V. McKay Massey Harris Pty. Ltd., Sunshine, Victoria.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, 1938
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 21 cm (Width), 61 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: agriculture, industrial design, innovations, ploughs
Themes this item is part of: Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Crop Management - Ploughing
Tertiary Classification: model ploughs
Manufacturer: Mitchell & Co Pty Ltd, Footscray West , Victoria, Australia, 1920s
Modelmaker: H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 1930-1938

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jerome mc cormick Posted on 15 Jan 2010 10:35 AM
my uncle jerome o'neill worked as an engineer from around 1920 to his retirement with harvester firm mitchell. family have told me models of machines he worked on are on display in melbourne museum could someone kindly check museum victoria's farm machinery collections, and let me know if anything on display your's sincerely jerome mc cormick.
Discovery Centre Posted on 02 Mar 2010 3:56 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hello Jerome - None of these models are currently on display. However, there is a daily tour of the collections store, and this includes an opportunity to view these items.
http://museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/whatson/event/?event=562445

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