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Negative - H.V McKay Massey Harris, Len Gwyther, Sunshine, Victoria, 1947 Reg. No: MM 49579
- Negative of Len Gwyther, a worker in the Engine Works Department at H.V McKay Massey Harris.
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 negative.
- Description Of Content:
- Man in work overalls, shirt and hat standing with his arms folded behind his back. He is smiling at the camera and standing in front of a brick building with windows.
|Tagged with:||hats, factory workers, men s clothing accessories, workwear, lennie gwyther who rode his pony to see the opening of the sydney harbour bridge in 1932 at age 9|
|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:||workers' portraits|
|People Depicted:||GWYTHER, LEN|
|Format:||Negative: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, Dec 1947|
|Commissioned By:||H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd|
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