Summary

'H.V. McKay, Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine/The Largest and Best-Equipped Agricultural Implement Works in Australasia'. 32 pages, illustrated with line drawings and photographs of implements. Details on front page include: addresses of state branches and agencies, state telegraphic addresses and the registered address for foreign cables.

Contents include descriptions and illustrations of equipment, including an aerial image of the factory and an image of the farm smithy at Drummartin. Implements are identified by maker, with those manufactured by H.V. McKay in the first 19 pages, and then a range of imported implements including the 'Albion' Reaper and Binder, 'Albion' mower, 'Globe' hayrake made by Johnston, Implements sold by McKay: Smith's travelling chaff cutter, 'Climax' Ensilage Cutter and Pneumatic Silo Filler, McKay's Grain Pickling Machine (Dick's Patent), 'Eclipse' Steel Seed Cleaner and Grader (Murnane's Patent), ,The McKay implements include: the Braybrook Stripper, the 'Sunshine Harvester', the 'Sun' grain and fertilizer drill, metal gates, winnower, 'Sunbeam' mouldboard plough, plough shares, 'Sundial' disc harrow, 'Sunrise' stump jump harrows, 'Sunrise' mouldboard plough, 'J.B.G. plough', and the 'Sunlight' mouldboard plough (designed by J.B. Garde, the superintendent Tillage Implement Department, Sunshine Harvester Works), 'Sunray' set disc plough, 'Sunnie' set disc plough, 'Sun Twin' disc cultivator, 'Sunflower' disc cultivator.

Page two is addressed 'To the Farmers of the Commonwealth' by Hugh V. McKay.

The rear page has an index and details of warranty, A separate statement is addressed 'Made in Australia' and reads: 'Every Farmer should Remember/that it is right to his fellow-citizens in the Commonwealth that a man who earns his living in Australia, and who finds therein a market for his produce, should patronize home production whenever possible. When the goods are 'equal in quality' this preference should be made. every fair-minded man will see the justice of it. Keep the money in Australia, and do not send it to foreign countries that bar out our meat, wheat, fodder, wool, leather, butter, eggs, and manufactures. Why take goods from other countries that will not let in any of the products of our farms and factories?' A thrid paragraph is headed 'Buy the Best/They are really the cheapest....Don't forget this old maxim: a good machine is more likely to prove cheap, than a cheap machine is likely to prove good.'

Physical Description

Booklet, 32 pages, illustrated with line drawings and photographs of equipment and an aerial image of the factory and an image of the farm smithy at Drummartin. Cover page: 'H.V. McKay, Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine/The Largest and Best-Equipped Agricultural Implement Works in Australasia'.

Title

'H.V.McKAY. SUNSHINE HARVESTER WORKS, SUNSHINE'

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