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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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Photo shows Mr W. E. Dahlenberg driving the Massey Harris Model 26/41 tractor from the platform of his H.V. McKay 18-row 'Suntyne' seed drill. (note the disc scrapers fitted either side ...From: Horsham, Australia Images: 1
Rear view of an H.V. McKay-Massey-Harris 16-row disc drill. The lever raises and lowers the discs.Images: 1
Rear view of an H.V. McKay-Massey-Harris 16-row disc drill.Images: 1
Photograph shows the typing pool at work using 'Imperial' typewriters and other office equipment at the H.V. McKay Massey-Harris head office, Concord, N.S.W..From: Concord West, Australia Images: 1
H.V. McKay Massey Harris tractor department building, Brisbane, Queensland.From: Brisbane, Australia Images: 1
The new H.V. McKay Massey-Harris complex in Bilsen Road, Geebung, Queensland.From: Geebung, Australia Images: 1
H.V. McKay Massey Harris farm machinery and tractors complex-warehouse in Brisbane, Queensland.From: South Brisbane, Australia Images: 1
Photograph shows the H.V. McKay Massey-Harris branch located at Stanley Street, Brisbane, Queensland.From: South Brisbane, Australia Images: 1
H.V. McKay Massey Harris head office in Perth, Western Australia.From: Perth, Australia Images: 1
Black and white photograph of Fred Deveson, transport foreman at H.V McKay Massey Harris.From: Sunshine, Australia Images: 1