One of eleven photographs of self propelled grain harvesters undergoing field testing. The 'new type auto header' was designed by Headlie Taylor after World War II and was completed for the harvest of 1949-1950. Further refinements occurred during the following four years. Headlie Taylor's son, Howard Taylor, worked as a draftsman on this project and was closely involved in its development and field testing.

Part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia.

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Experimental header harvesting down and tangled crop of oats near Elmore, Vic: Jan 1950. Refer Howard Taylor.

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