Black and white photograph of a man holding an exhaust pipe. The Yuba was an inbuilt spark arrestor and muffler, and complied with legislation to prohibit tractor and machinery engines throwing out sparks. Yuba exhaust spark arrestor and silencer were made by Brockman, Corio, Geelong.

Part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia. The collection relates to the agricultural manufacturing firm, the Sunshine Harvester Works. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s in Ballarat. Between 1906 and 1907, McKay moved production to Sunshine where the firm became one of the largest industrial businesses in Australia. Change in ownership is a recurring theme in the company's history. In 1930, it merged with Massey-Harris to become H.V McKay Massey Harris. In the mid-1950s, the company was absorbed by Canadian agricultural firm Massey-Ferguson. Production in Sunshine ceased in the mid-1980s, following almost 100 years of manufacturing agricultural equipment.

Description of Content

Man holding a white Yuba exhaust spark arrestor and silencer. He stands beside a shelf housing the same kind of pipes. A ladder is behind him.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph. Measurements handwritten on reverse in blue ink.

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