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Negative - H.V McKay Massey Harris, George Allen & Men, Sunshine, Victoria, 1955 Image Reg. No: MM 49538

Summary:
Negative of an image showing factory foreman George Allen and men in the Plough Shop of the H.V McKay Massey Harris factory.

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.
Description:
Black and white negative.
Description Of Content:
A group of six men standing in a row inside the H.V McKay Massey Harris Plough Shop.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: factory workers, manufacturing workers, men s clothing, workwear
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: departments
People Depicted: ALLEN, GEORGE
Format: Negative: Black & White
Date Made: Aug 1955
Organisation Depicted: H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 1955

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