Photograph - H.V. McKay Pty Ltd, Sam McKay, Australia, 1920-1930 Image Reg. No: MM 017641

Black and white photograph of Sam McKay, brother of H.V McKay. He held various roles at H.V McKay Pty Ltd, including sales manager and superintendent of the company's South American operations where he helped establish the firm's presence in Argentina. He was also managing director until his death in November 1932.

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 Of Content:
Portrait of man in suit and tie.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: executives, portraits, workers, export trade
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: workers' portraits
Original Caption: MR SAM MCKAY
People Depicted: McKay, Sam
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Australia, 1920-1930

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