Hardcover product catalogue showing the company's range of products.

The catalogue appears to be targeting orchardists and features the 'Sunshine Spraying Outfit' designed specifically for orchards and vineyards. Detailed specifications are provided along with drawings and a photograph showing the product in use. Following on is an extensive coverage of other horse drawn agricultural implements from H. V. McKay. The descriptions throughout are quite lengthy and detailed. Product specifications are also provided along with code words for order by telegraph.

At the time of publication The Sunshine Harvester Works was thriving, becoming the largest manufactory of farm machinery in Australia.
There are also landscape photos representing the pride of the companies machinery; the popular Reaper and Binder and the Header Harvester. The Sundercut and Suntyne are also featured.

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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