Summary

Cardboard tag used as an address/travel label that can be attached to an item using string. Used on items travelling from H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty. Ltd., Sunshine, Victoria to H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty. Ltd., Freemantle. Written on the tag is a reference: 15-12-48, which may be the date it was used.

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

Light brown cardboard tag printed on both sides with two vertical lines the height of the tag in yellow ink. Text is printed on the front side with black ink, text is handwritten on the back with pencil. One end of the tag has one hole punched into it with a cardboard reinforcement ring around the hole on both sides.

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