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Photograph - H.V. McKay Massey Harris, Farm Equipment Manufacture & Field Trials, Sunshine, Victoria, Feb 1931 Image Reg. No: MM 016209

Summary:
Photograph is located in an album: Volume No.1: 'Views of Factories and Branches', page 37. This is one of 25 albums that provide detailed visual documentation of the activities of the McKay enterprise.

This image forms part of the extensive McKay Sunshine collection which includes images, film, objects, trade publications and oral histories.
Description Of Content:
Photograph shows the 2 ton, 4 motor, overhead electric crane, which was located in the iron yard. The crane had a special traversing cantilever beam which enabled material (steel bars and plate) to be moved over the three bays of the building.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: cranes, factories, steel, steels
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Iron Yard (or Steel Storage) at Sunshine Harvester Works
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Images (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Original Caption: 2 TON 4 MOTOR OVERHEAD ELECTRIC CRANE WITH SPECIAL TRAVERSING CANTILEVER BEAM IN IRON YARD: FEB 1931
Inscriptions: "NOS 2,3,4" (see next two images)
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, Feb 1931
References: http://museumvictoria.com.au/sunshine. Viewed 7.5.09.
http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100286b.htm. Viewed 7.5.09.
Perry, Warren. 'The Science Museum of Victoria'.
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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