Black and white photograph of J.O.T Beynon, an employee at H.V McKay Massey Harris. In 1930, Beynon became the plant superintendent of the company's Canadian operations in Waterloo, Ontario. He was sent to Canada to assist in the establishment of the Waterloo plant. By 1949, he was factory manager. His father John Ayron Beynon also worked for H.V McKay Massey Harris.

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.

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Portrait of man wearing jacket, tie, vest and shirt. He is seated in front of a wall.

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