A booklet titled "Memorandum and Articles of Association of H. V. McKay Proprietary Limited", dated 1921, but overstamped with 'H. V. McKay Massey Harris Pty. Ltd'.

H. V. McKay Massey Harris Pty. Ltd. was formed in 1930 by the merger of the Canadian agriculutural machinery firm of Massey Harris and H. V. McKay Pty. Ltd.

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

A 34 page booklet with a light brown cover and glossy off-white pages. Two metal staples on spine. Purple ink stamped text on front cover and on inside pages. Annotations and changes marked in red pen. Extensive printed text in black ink. Additional printed pages adhered to on some inside pages.

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