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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, MF (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 brochure for Sunshine Power-Drive Header Haveseters, focusing on the No.4 & No.6 models. Both models were improvements on the original Header Harvester. As an innovative company, ...Images: 3
Details the advantages of the post-war range of Sunshine header-harvesters. The photographs provide an important record of late-1940's agricultural practices. Reference is made visually ...Images: 2
Presents a comprehensive listing of the benefits of the engine-functioned pickup bailer . It emphasises the benefits of local manufacture, particularly the technology of the automatic ...Images: 2
The bounded promotional leaflet informs about an engine functioned pickup baler. Gives detailed information about economical and technical advantages. Includes large photographs and int ...Images: 2
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The cover of this publicity leaflet uses bright orange colours and a graphic design typical of the 1950s period. The use of the word "Sun" in the product name was typical of the H.V McK ...Images: 0
Details the range of machinery provided by the McKay Massey Harris company during the early war years. Labour saving devices such as 'one man control' where a farmer could operate the t ...Images: 2
Publicity flyer for "Sunjump Stump-Jump Harrows" was printed in limited colour in October 1952. The cover page includes a photograph of a tractor, blue background. The second page inc ...Images: 2
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Booklet containing a list of duplicate parts for the Sunrow Planter. The cover references the Sunshine Harvester Works and lists the Australian Branches and Distributors. Information in ...Images: 0
Product catalogue for "The Sunshine Auto Header", 26 pages, photographs, published in June 1939. Front cover reads: "The Machine that Established a Record by Harvesting 3,300 Bushels o ...Images: 2
A small format booklet described as ?Service Manual? for the SUNFEED Grinding Mill, Model No.1 and Model No.2. The publication contains: Safety First Assembly Lubrication ...Images: 2