An abridged H.V McKay Massey Harris catalogue, circa 1933. The front page employs a range of common iconography such as the rising sun, and wheat.

The document includes artistic depictions of a range of farm machinery, beginning with the famous Sunshine Stripper Harvester. Brief descriptions of each product accompany the pictures, however prices are not included. The last page of the document states that "Sunshine Implements are the best known and most highly esteemed implements in the Commonwealth".

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

48 page catalogue. Cover page is printed in colour, on cardboard. The interior pages are printed in monochrome, with a red border. It is unclear where this originated and what it is in reference to.



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