The Massey-Ferguson Sperry Vickers annual golf tournament trophy won.

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.

Physical Description

Wooden main board, rectangular front face. In side profile, wooden board is rhomboid in shape, sloping to rear. Tarnished metal panel adhered top edge, engraved "Massey Ferguson Sperry Vickers". Raised metal Massey-Ferguson logo adhered to left side, comprised of three intersecting triangles with white lettered "M", "F", with sectors painted red and black. Rectangular stone adhered to right side, with circular silver-coloured and blue metal disk bearing Sperry Vickers logo and a rectangular silver-coloured and blue metal panel engraved with "SPERRY VICKERS / International / News". Eight rusted metal shields nailed with two nails each along bottom edge. The furthest left is engraved "Massey Fergusson / 1982" and the second from furthest left engraved "Massey Ferguson / 1983". Metal screw head visible on reverse. Triangular wooden bracket is attached to reverse with a nail at the top and loosened adhesive.

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