Negative of Mr and Mrs Alex Lawson. Lawson was a long-term employee at H.V McKay Massey Harris. He was an inspector for the company when it was based in Ballarat in the early 1900s. He went on to develop the AL Harvester for the firm.

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.

Description of Content

Mr and Mrs Alex Lawson smiling at the camera. Mrs Lawson is wearing glasses. Alex Lawson is wearing a jacket, tie and shirt.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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