A pocket sized price list issued to Sam McKay, the brother of H.V McKay. It contains "Sunshine" Harvesters, "farmers favourite" and "field-marshall" Grain Drills, Braybrook Plows, and Tillage Implements. Each product has a detailed illustration and a list of the options available for the model. Prices quoted are "Free on Rail" at Braybrook Junction, Ballarat or Melbourne and include price variants according to the payment terms chosen. A discount was applied for cash paid on delivery.

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

52 page booklet with a hard cover with wood grain texture paper lining. The title is gold embossed and includes the name S. McKay. The contents have been hand indexed by cutting the pages into tabs with hand written labels. The cover page has an illustration of the Showroom at 668 Bourke St, Melbourne. There is hand annotation on the blank memoranda pages at the back as well as on the pricing lists themselves. Several of the pages have had the illustrations glued in place either as additions or replacements and the "Farmers Favourite" price list has been added to with an additional page. Loose handwritten notes are stapled or folded into the book.



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