Summary

Floor plan drawn in black ink on drafting paper of the proposed office and showroom in Maylands, Western Australia for HV McKay Massey Harris Pty. Ltd. The plans are dated 25-11-1953.

This item is 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

Floor plan drawn in black ink on off-white drafting paper for HV McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd of a proposed office and showroom in Maylands, Western Australia. The plans are dated 25-11-53.

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