Booklet with detailed descriptions of a wide range of Sunshine farming equipment and implements. Also contains detailed engravings, photographs and artistic representations of many products. An aerial illustration of the factory in Sunshine depicts the development of the enterprise from the humble blacksmith shop where the first prototype harvester was assembled to a thriving manufacturing complex. The graphics on the front cover depict the sun and golden wheat, which are common in H.V. McKay Massey Harris 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.

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Booklet with grey-coloured cover inscribed 'Sunshine Farm Implements' and drawing of wheat. Inside has trade information and coloured images. 96 pages in total.



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