Part of a large photographic collection of glass plate and film negatives, photographic prints and photo albums, relating to the development of the electric power supply industry in Victoria, operated by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) from 1919 to 1993 and various predecessor private and municipal power supply enterprises dating back to the late 1880s.

The coal drier was supplied by Zeitzer Eisengießerei und Maschinenbau-Aktien-Gesellschaft (ZEMAG), or in English, Zeitz Iron Foundry and Machine Factory Corporation, a company that was founded in Zeitz, Germany in 1855 by Hermann Schäde and Ludwig Lange.

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Group of workers standing in front of a large German-built rotary coal drying drum being installed at the Yallourn Briquette Works, 1931. The large steel drum is of riveted construction and measures about 8 metres long x 5 metres diameter.

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