Album of black & white and colour photographs relating to the product engineering of the International Harvester CX-18 American prototype header and axial flow combines; including the 1440, 1460 and 1480 models, taken between 1977 and 1980.

Part of a large collection of glass plate and film negatives, transparencies, photo albums, product catalogues, videos, motion picture films, company journals, advertisements and newspaper cuttings relating to the operations of the International Harvester Company and its subsidiaries in Australia.

The International Harvester Company of America was formed in 1902 by the merger of five leading American agricultural machinery manufacturers. An Australian subsidiary was established in 1904 to manage Australian distribution and sales and over subsequent decades International Harvester became a major competitor to local manufacturers like H.V. McKay's Sunshine Harvester Works.

Later International Harvester established its own Australian manufacturing works, producing agricultural equipment (and later tractors) at Geelong from 1939, motor trucks at Dandenong from 1952 and earthmoving and construction equipment at Port Melbourne from 1958. The company also operated a Product Engineering Centre adjacent to its Geelong factory and in 1961 established a Proving Ground at Anglesea for product testing.

Description of Content

Factory photographs of IHC toolbars taken 1966-1968

Physical Description

Red photograph album/folder with three metal ring binders and multiple yellow album pages. Black and white, and colour photographs are mounted to most pages, some are detaching.

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