Typewritten letter by H. V. McKay addressed to the Manager of the Braybrook Implement Company Limited, dated 30th April 1904.

The letter outlines a tender for purchase of all the plant, works, land, railway siding and buildings of the Braybrook Implement Company Limited for a price of £3651 (initially £3510) with a 10% deposit and option to later purchase property around the works at £15 per acre.

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

One single-sided type written sheet of off-white paper. Text in black ink. Handwritten text in ink and markups in pencil.

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