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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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A slab construction blacksmith workshop built in preparation for construction of H.V. McKay's original stripper harvester. The smithy was built by Hugh and John McKay (H.V. McKay's brot ...From: Sunshine, Australia Images: 0
Pressure gauge used on a variety of agricultural machinery, including the No.4 Sunshine Spray Pump. Manufactured by H.V. McKay Massey Harris. This pressure gauge comes from a period wh ...Images: 2
The Sunshine Stripper Harvester is famous for combining in one machine the functions of the stripper and winnower. In one operation it could gather and thresh the ripe heads, separate ...From: Ballarat, Australia Images: 10
Model of single furrow reversible disc plough - an early form patented by Harry Wiard in the U.S.A. in 1899. Model made by H. V. McKay Massey Harris Pty. Ltd., Sunshine, Victoria. Fit ...From: Sunshine, Australia Images: 2
Model of single furrow reversible disc plough. Fitted with seat, pole and two wheels. Model made by H. V. McKay Massey Harris Pty. Ltd., Sunshine, Victoria. This plough was patented by ...From: Sunshine, Australia Images: 1
Historic engineering marker plaque dedicated by the Institution of Engineers of Australia in recognition of the McKay smithy as a significant structure the history of Australian agricul ...Images: 1
Crate containing two plaster moulds of left hand side relief profiles of HV McKay by Wallace Anderson, made between 1926 and 1928. The crate appears to be a recycled travelling crate, o ...Images: 16
One of two plaster moulds of left hand side relief profile of HV McKay made by Wallace Anderson, between 1926 and 1928. The moulds would have been made after H.V. McKay's death on 21 Ma ...Images: 8
One of two plaster moulds of left hand side relief profile of HV McKay made by Wallace Anderson, between 1926 and 1928. The moulds would have been made after H.V. McKay's death on 21 Ma ...Images: 7
Model of disc cultivator fitted with foot steerage for the discs. Model made by H.V. McKay Massey Harris, Sunshine, Victoria. Patented by B. F. Avery Co., U.S.A., 1914. Display label ...From: Sunshine, Australia Images: 1