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H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria
Image: "H.V.MCKAY MASSEY HARRIS SUNSHINE" ; "SUNBIRD" ; "MADE IN AUSTRALIA SUNNIE"
Source: Museum Victoria
The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s. In 1906, H.V. McKay moved his manufacturing operations from Ballarat to Braybrook Junction (later Sunshine) on the western outskirts of Melbourne. In 1921 the company became H.V. McKay Pty Ltd.
In 1930 it merged with the Australian operations of the Canadian agricultural implement and tractor manufacturer Massey Harris, to become H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd. In 1955, this company was in turn absorbed into the Massey-Ferguson global entity becoming Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Limited. In 1992, Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd merged with the Australian distributor of the Japanese tractor manufacturer Iseki to become Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Limited, which in turn become AGCO Australia Ltd in 1994.
H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection
Sunshine Stripper Harvester
Origin of the 'Sunshine' Brandname
The Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria
Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Agricultural & Construction Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria
1. F.J. Kendall, H.V. McKay : Pioneer Industrialist, Council of the Science Museum of Victoria, [1976?]
2. John Lack, 'McKay, Hugh Victor (1865 - 1926)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol.10, Melbourne University Press, 1986, pp 291-294.
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Sales publicity leaflet. On the front cover is an overhead view of the plough hitched to a Massey-Harris tractor at work in a paddock of fallow or pasture. Key selling points mentioned ...Images: 0
This is a short promotional catalogue relating specifically to the S.M.H Hay Press which is advertised as 'Easy to Store, Easier to Feed, Easier to Sell, More Nutriment, Less Fire Risk' ...Images: 2
A book format price list of Farm Machinery in Victoria. This publication has a soft cardboard cover with decorative printing around the title. The book is intended for use by Agents an ...Images: 2
The content of this catalogue celebrates the tractor's easy usage, modernity, comfort and power. Some assertions on the inside cover include: "Sunshine Massey Harris 101 tractors - give ...Images: 2
Specific product catalogue promoting the 'Pacemaker' and 'Challenger' tractors from the Sunshine Massey Harris product line. The color theme of the brochure is clevely designed to matc ...Images: 2
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The promotional flyer gives detailed information about the 20K tractor's standard equipment. It includes photographs and drawings of technical parts.Images: 0
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Publicity leaflet advertising the Model 44K Tractor emphasising its "comfort, performance and dependability" with features for "convenience, endurance and economy." The front cover cont ...Images: 0
Brochure from 1935 promoting McKay Massey Harris tractors as a "modern" option for "modern farms". The publication contains a number of photographs of tractors in use by farmers through ...Images: 2
The instructions are a step by step guide on "how to put on the attachment for kerosene operation" and is accompanied by a detailed diagram. The information in the publication is basic ...Images: 1
A small format booklet described as ?Instructions and Working Adjustments? for the 8-ft. and 10-ft. Type A.L. SUNSHINE Stripper Harvester. The publication contains: Assembling at R ...Images: 2