Typewritten quotation for the supply and manufacture of curtains by Ball & Welch Limited, dated 6th April 1927. The quotation is addressed to Mrs H. V. McKay (Sarah Graves) of Toorak, Melbourne, Australia.

The quote itemises costs for areas of the home and the total price is £127 9s 6p for materials plus 3/- per hour per man for installation.

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

Two typewritten sheets of off-white paper, printed in black ink. Printed letterhead on both pages. Handwritten marks and tally in pencil.

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