Negative of Eric Hannibal, an employee at Massey-Harris-Ferguson Ltd in Toronto. He worked for the company for 11 years, during which time he worked on the expansion of the company's factory site. His department was responsible for planning several mechanised header assembly lines, the tractor assembly line at Woodstock and the layout of the new engine works at Toronto. Following Massey-Ferguson's absorption of the Sunshine plant, Hannibal arrived in Sunshine in 1955 to assist with streamlining the factory's production layout.

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.

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Man wearing glasses, a jacket, shirt and tie standing in front of the Sunshine factory. He has his arms folded behind his back.

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Black and white negative.

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