Bound book used to record information about parts of Massey Ferguson farming equipment according to product series number, from No. Series: 3181-3433. This book is from Massey Ferguson Limited, Bundaberg, the manufacturing plant for Massey Ferguson cane harvesters. The book contains dates ranging from 8-2-1978 to 25-9-1984.

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

Red bound book with brown suede spine and corner edges. The book contains ruled pages marked with black printed numbers at the top. Most entries are handwritten in blue ink and black ink, with some annotations in red ink. The spine of the book has some adhesive tape used as labels attached to it. Some of the labels show signs of deterioration and damage. The spine also has a band of red cloth with silver printed text and horizontal bands.

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