Summary product booklet issued by the Queensland branch ofthe firm H.V. McKay Massey Harris (QLD) Pty Ltd. Contains brief descriptions and specifications of a wide range of equipment, detailed etchings of each product and a small number of black and white photographs of equipment in use. A brief history of the H.V. McKay company is provided along with a description of export of stripper harvesters to South Africa and the Argentine Republic. The information provided promotes the company as successful, innovative, expanding, supporting employment of Australian workers and providing modern and better equipment; therefore continuing to promote the 'H.V. McKay' brand and history.

The catalogue also makes reference to 1937-1938 being a year when Australia had much grain and 'the purchasing power of the farmer bounds upward'. The ideas of success and abundance are continued with language used in the catalogue focusing on either the history and proven success of equipment such as the Suntyne harvester described as 'the original Combine in Australia, it was an immediate success'; or the innovation of the company in producing equipment that is 'new, entirely original and highly successful'. It is also noted that the H.S.T. Auto Header set a world record in 1938 by 'harvesting 3,300 bushels of wheat from 76 acres in one day'. The black and white photograph on the cover reflects idealised illustrations of farming life used in earlier McKay publications and advertising and shows a bountiful crop infront of the harvester.


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