From the Collection of Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum 151 Melbourne St, Mulwala NSW
- This 1916 H.V. McKay harvestor Serial No.102736.
The first machines looked like strippers ,but had a fan, sieves, elevators and a small grain storage bin..
The McKay Stripper Harvestor
- The first successful stripper harvestor ,a Nicholson & Morrow harvestor invented by James Morrow appeared at the Victorian Government trial at Dookie Experimental farm on Dec 27th 1883. Although the stripper harvestor was being manufactured in small numbers by the mid 1800's it did not take over from the tripper until 1904.
Hugh McKay soon became the most successful manufacturer of stripper harvestors under the "Sunshine " name and by 1940 over 40,000 harvestors had been produced.
- 12 Feb 2018 at 10:40PM