Comprehensive guide to assemsbling, starting, adjusting and working on the farm. An introductory note to the owner on the third page of the manual states that "we have endeavoured to set out the various details necessary to start your machine properly and then to adjust it in the field, so that you will obtain many years of trustworthy service from it". Sub sections and tables within the guide include assembly instructions for the machine on the farm, lubrication, setting the machine for the crop and driving hints. The book also contains many detailed drawings and instructional diagrams relating to the harvester, components and accessories.

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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