A typewritten letter from R. Reeman, London Agent for H. V. McKay Pty Ltd, to H. V. McKay, dated 25th March 1926. The letter discusses Mr Reeman's contact with Major Vickers regarding manufacture of aeroplanes for the Australian Government, made of either steel or Duralumin.

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 single-sided sheets of watermarked, off-white paper, one with printed company letterhead. Typewritten text in purple ink. Illustration of an aerial view of the Sunshine Harvester Works in the top left corner of the first page.

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