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Glass Negative - International Harvester, KS5 Fire Truck, Country Fire Brigades Board, 1943 Reg. No: MM 048263
- Part of a large collection of glass plate and film negatives, transparencies, photo albums, product catalogues, videos, motion picture films, company journals, advertisements and newspaper cuttings relating to the operations of the International Harvester Company and its subsidiaries in Australia.
The International Harvester Company of America was formed in 1902 by the merger of five leading American agricultural machinery manufacturers. An Australian subsidiary was established in 1904 to manage Australian distribution and sales and over subsequent decades International Harvester became a major competitor to local manufacturers like H.V. McKay's Sunshine Harvester Works.
Later International Harvester established its own Australian manufacturing works, producing agricultural equipment (and later tractors) at Geelong from 1939, motor trucks at Dandenong from 1952 and earthmoving and construction equipment at Port Melbourne from 1958.
- Description Of Content:
- Side view of an International KS5 fire truck for the Country Fire Brigades Board in Victoria.
|Tagged with:||motor trucks, fire engines, motor truck bodies, motor vehicles|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY|
|Secondary Classification:||Motor Vehicles|
|Tertiary Classification:||body building|
|Model Name/Number:||KS5; K|
|Format:||Glass Negative: Black & White|
|Place & Date Created:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 Sep 1943|