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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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Octavo sized stapled booklet with protective cardboard covers. Cover of booklet features an orange sun with 'Sunshine' emblazoned across this. The top of each page features a narrow bl ...Images: 2
Contains detailed illustrations of a broad range of equipment and the H.V. McKay factory in Sunshine. The cover is a deep purple with green text and white illustration of the 'Sun flowe ...Images: 1
A small format abridged catalogue of Australian Farm Machinery manufactured in Australia by H.V. Mckay Sunshine Works showcases over 50 products. Each product has a simple line drawing ...Images: 7
Comprehensive illustrated catalogue of the complete line of H.V. McKay Massey Harris farm machinery, published in March 1935. A miniature illustration with brief description is provide ...Images: 2
Summary product booklet issued by the Queensland branch ofthe firm H.V. McKay Massey Harris (QLD) Pty Ltd. Contains brief descriptions and specifications of a wide range of equipment, d ...Images: 4
Promotional booklet issued after the death of H.V. McKay in 1926, reinforcing the leading role of the enterprise he created in developing Australian agriculture and manufacturing. The c ...Images: 2
An abridged price list in leaflet format of Farm and Orchard Implements, Machines, Engines, &c. in Victoria. The leaflet is a list of 33 products with prices for delivery at Sunshine. ...Images: 2
Product catalogue for "Sunshine Auto Headers", 36 pages, photographs, published in September 1934. Front cover features a photograph of a auto header in tall crop. Page two has a larg ...Images: 2
folded quarto sized flyer entitled "The Sunstraddle Maize Cultivator". Partly printed, September 1939. One side has full text with orange hightlights, the other side has orange highli ...Images: 2
The leaflet highlights the grinding mills cost effectiveness and the benefit for stock of using the mill to "grind maize and cob together - a highly nutritious stock feed". Both sides ...Images: 2