Part of a large collection of glass plate and film negatives, transparencies, photo albums, product catalogues, videos, motion picture films, company journals, advertisements and newspaper cuttings relating to the operations of the International Harvester Company and its subsidiaries in Australia.

The International Harvester Company of America was formed in 1902 by the merger of five leading American agricultural machinery manufacturers. An Australian subsidiary was established in 1904 to manage Australian distribution and sales and over subsequent decades International Harvester became a major competitor to local manufacturers like H.V. McKay's Sunshine Harvester Works.

Later International Harvester established its own Australian manufacturing works, producing agricultural equipment (and later tractors) at Geelong from 1939, motor trucks at Dandenong from 1952 and earthmoving and construction equipment at Port Melbourne from 1958.

Description of Content

Female model dressed in checked dress, stocking and lace-up leather shoes with floral apron, operating hand-powered floor-mounted McCormick Deering 3-S cream separator. The separator has a large polished metal bowl on top and a cream or white enamelled painted finish to the lower section and stand. Cream is running from one spout into a metal cream can and skim milk from a second spout into a white enamelled bucket. This is a promotional photograph from the USA possibly used locally by the International Harvester Co. of Australia.

Physical Description

Black & white cellulose acetate photographic negative.

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