An illustration of a mounted side delivery rake manufactured by Massey Ferguson. The illustration was produced for advertisements and publications.

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

An illustration on an off-white sheet of paper and a sheet of paper with handwritten text adhered to the obverse of a larger sheet of cardboard. A sheet of tracing paper is adhered to the reverse of the cardboard, and folded over the obverse, covering the illustration and text. The illustration is printed and hand drawn in black ink and white paint. Handwritten text appears in grey pencil and blue ink on both the obverse and reverse.

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