Summary

An operation record form used by Massey Ferguson. The form has not been used. The information recorded on the form includes: catalogue number, time/batch, parts, operation number and machine-gang-class. The date 5 November 1958 is handwritten on the form.

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

A form printed on both sides of a sheet of peach coloured card. Text and grid lines are printed in black ink. Handwriting appears in blue ink on the obverse. There is a u-shaped cut in the centre of the card, near the top.

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