Marketing brochure for British-made 'Albion' brand horsedrawn reaper-binders and mowers. The first page includes an explanation that H.V. McKay were the 'sole agent for Australia and Tasmania' as well as information about the state branches, state telegraphic addresses of the company. It also outlines that stocks of duplicate parts are 'carried at all branches, and at numerous country agencies throughout the states'.
The publication has been dated to circa 1911, based on the interstate branch addresses of H.V. McKay listed on the title page.

The title page also outlines that 'the Sunshine Harvester Works are reached in 20 minutes by train from Spencer Street Railway Station, and Farmers visiting Melbourne are cordially invited to inspect the Factory, which is the largest and best-equipped Implement Works south of the Equator' . The Inside front cover illustrates the numerous awards that Albion machines have won. Rear cover illustrates an Albion horsedrawn mower. Inside rear cover is an artist-depicted detailed line drawing/etching showing an aerial 'View of the Sunshine Harvester Works', which was widely published in several Australian newspapers in March 1911 (see MM 016193).

Testimonials of farmers who used the Albion Binder are also included: W.J. Smith (Milang, SA), Andrew P. Hunter (Matong, NSW), James Orr ('Balvenie', Clyde, NSW), P.W. Raleigh (Wanalta, Vic), T.J. Schumann (Lascelles, Vic), F.W. Jeffery ('Greenvale Farm', Melton, Vic).

Physical Description

Booklet, with colour illustration on front cover and the title: 'The "Albion" Binders, Mowers, etc./Made in England/H.V. McKay/Sunshine Harvester Works/Sunshine.' 20 pages, line drawings and description of equipment.



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