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Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc Maldon, Victoria

The Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum houses a wonderful display of vintage machinery from the region and further afield, including agricultural, pastoral, forestry, mining, printing, industrial and fire-fighting equipment.

Contact Information

location
PO Box 2 Maldon VIC 3463
phone
+61 03 5472 2202

Contact

Opening Hours

The building is staffed by volunteers, and aims to be open Wednesdays from 11.00 to 3.00 and Saturdays from 10.00 to 4.00, and some Public Holidays. Please note that the Museum will NOT open when the North Central Fire Danger Ratings District has ratings of Code Red (Catastrophic) or Extreme. See the Fire Danger Ratings map at http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/

Location

Vincents Road Maldon Victoria

A showcase of Local Machinery that forged the goldfields, the farms and the everyday life in throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. this collection includes the first steam operated electric plant developed for Thompson's Foundry, Castlemaine along with many and varied historic machines

Significance

currently working on a National Significance assessment

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Type Cabinet

Galleys print type cabinet holding type which has been set to print. Each tray has letters of alphabet on right hand side. Green painted metal cabinet.

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Drawing Set, Pouched

Key words

trades
drafting
containers

.1) Pair of compasses, makers mark on one arm. .2) Pen holder. .3) Rectangular container for spare parts. .4) Blue plastic pouch with transparent front panel.

Inscriptions & Markings

.4) On base of pouch printed in white "Staedtler / Mars / 551 40WP Germany". On flap of pouch imprinted "Western Germany".

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DC Generator - Steam Powered

Key words

machinery; generator; steam engine; metalwork

Siemens DC generator driven by a Thompsons two cylinder steam engine. The engine has vertical cylinders and there is a flywheel between the generator and engine. Generator painted grey, engine painted red. The system is connected to low pressure steam and can be run very slowly.

Inscriptions & Markings

Brass plate on generator "Siemens Brothers / Dynamo Works Ltd. / London Stafford / Direct Current Generator", followed by specifications. Thompsons Engineering in relief on steam engine side plates. "60" on base of engine.

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Booklets - .1) Turbine Pumps Class "F". .2) Turbine Pumps Type "E".

Key words

documents
pamphlets
machinery
pumps
trades
metal working
engineering

Two pamphlets detailing a type of turbine pump with photographs in b & w. .1) High Lift Single Stage. .2) Multi Stage Pumps. Made by Thompsons Co. Castlemaine. Stapled.

Inscriptions & Markings

.1) Publication No. 8 20/1. .2) Publication No. 8 21/1.

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Mounted Display Board

Key words

display

42 sample specification plates and labels of types used on machinery made be various pump manufacturers associated with Thompsons Kelly & Lewis and Flowserve. Mount is of fibreboard, painted brown on the front and black on the back.

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Carder

Key words

textile machinery; spinning; wool carding; metalcraft; cast iron

Green painted, hand operated, floor standing drum carder. Metal guard badly corroded. Four legs. Three meshing gearwheels. Large spikes on drum. Wooden roller to feed fleece.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ruben Sutcliffe / Maker / Manchester. In relief on topside of frame.

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Kerosene Engine

Key words

engines horizontal cylinder

Single horizontal cylinder kerosene engine in working order. Mounted in a 4 wheeled steel chassis. Galvanised iron fuel tank mounted under engine. Water jacketed exhaust stack behind engine. Painted blue and red.

Inscriptions & Markings

On oval brass plate "Austral Kerosene Engine / Manufactured by / Ronaldson Tippett / Propy. Ltd. / Quote No. 7943"

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Pump - Centrifugal

Key words

machinery; pump; centrifugal; metalwork

Single stage end suction pump with part of casing cut away to reveal interior. Painted yellow with edges of cut away in red.

Inscriptions & Markings

Blue and white circular paper sticker on top with "Thompsons Kelly & Lewis Pumps made in Australia". Stylised bird in centre of sticker. On end of housing in relief "65x40-250 / 1.0108" (pump size & casing pattern No).

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Sewing Machine

Key words

singer; sewing machines; domestic items; handcrafts

Singer sewing machine with electric motor and maroon hard cover. Instruction book for No. 66 Singer Sewing Machine - greenpaper cover with red logo on front, 32 pages. Hinged wooden flap forms table when lowered. Machine housing is metal painted fawn with brown drive wheel & foot pedal. Motor is also brown. Base is cream. Cover has cream handle & brass catches. Accessories box R.N. 31.10.

Inscriptions & Markings

Motor serial No K10591526

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KOOLGARDIE SAFE

Cream painted wooden safe with separate compartment at top which has a drop-down door and latch. Metal fly-wire on three sides, including door. Wooden legs.

Historical information

Koolgardie safes were used to preserve perishable foodstuffs eg dairy and meat in the days or places where refrigeration was unknown or not available.

Inscriptions & Markings

none

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Pump - Centrifugal

Key words

machinery; pump; centrifugal; self priming; metalwork

Single stage self priming centrifugal pump with part of casing cut away to reveal interior. 1 1/2" suction and discharge branches. Painted metallic blue.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cast in relief on front "KL / Pegson"

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Document

Signatures of Attendees on 8th August 2015 Presentation Ceremony of the Official Heritage Marker at the Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum in recognition of the importance of Thompson's Foundry to the History of Australia

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Pump - Centrifugal

Key words

machinery; pump; centrifugal; metalwork

Centrifugal pump mustard paint colour, sectioned to reveal interior for display purposes. Cut edges outlined in red. Single stage pump.

Inscriptions & Markings

Class KL ISO, Pump No 039-366, size 80x50x200, AKP 2127/H.

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Perforating Machine

Key words

trades; printing; machinery;

Metal and timber perforator with multiple metal pins. Operated by a hand lever on RHS. Four metal feet with holes for screwing to bench top.

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One Ton Truck

Graham Brothers flat bed one ton truck. In-line four cylinder engine. Blue body with white engine housing, red engine block, cream wheel trim and upholstery maroon chasis. Natural timber seat frame, tray and running boards. Chrome radiator housing and headlights. Retrofitted electric turning indicators.

Significance

Used in annual Maldon Easter parade.

Inscriptions & Markings

Etched plate on dashboard "1 Ton CAUTION Truck / Over-loading or over-speeding / will void your warranty / Speed 25 miles per hour / Maximum allowable load capacity 2000 lbs / Allowable for weight of body 1000 lbs / Total weight of chassis body -------- / and load not to exceed 5515 lbs / deduct excess body weight from rated load / Graham Brothers Detroit. U. S. A. / A division of Dodge Brothers Inc." On cast wheel hub nuts "GB"

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LINO TYPE MACHINE

Key words

trades; printing; machinery; casting ; tarrengower times

Lino-type casting machine with furnace for casting lead plates. Makes type used in printing. Motor made by Crompton Patison. Keyboard to select letters to be cast.

Historical information

This item was used at "The Tarrengower Times" Maldon, Vic by Ron ADAMS

Inscriptions & Markings

MODEL 78 No 17175

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Washing Machine - -

Key words

domestic items appliances laundry

Ivory enamel top loader with aluminium removable lid. Plate on back with makers details. Hand slots each side for ease of moving. Powered by electricity.

Inscriptions & Markings

Royal Coat-of-arms "By appointment to Her Majesty/ Suction Sweepers"

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Manometer

Key words

instruments
pressure

Gauge for measuring pressure. Blue anodised diecast casing. Vestige of plastic tube emerging from the top. Hand operated brass pump on the bottom.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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Pump - Centrifugal

Key words

machinery; pump; centrifugal; metalwork

Single stage double suction pump with side suction and discharge branches. Mounted on a baseplate with a motor and coupling guard. The pump set is painted grey.

Inscriptions & Markings

Brass I/D plate with Pump serial No 2038 1 1/2 Class C and other details.

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Petrol Engine

Key words

machinery ... engine ... petrol ... metalwork

Single cylinder horizontal petrol engine mounted on a 4 wheeled trolley. Two flywheels, one either side, no pulley. Galvanised cylindrical fuel tank mounted on a wooden box in front. Box contains a battery and ignition coil. Trolley has cast iron wheels and is designed for pulling by hand. Painted red and grey. Probably a power source for farm machinery.

Inscriptions & Markings

On a brass plate fixed to the cylinder. "Waterloo Boy Gasoline Engine / No. 81491, HP 4 / Waterloo Gasoline Engine Co. / Waterloo Iowa / Patented / August 7 1900, Dec 3 1901, Oct 7 1907 / Other patents pending / Sold by Waterloo Gasoline Engine Co." On each side of the water tank is an oval white transfer with "Waterloo Boy" above an illustration of a small boy wearing a wide brimmed hat.

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Fridge - -

Cream enamel fridge with large chrome handle. Small, box-like freezer compartment inside.

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial number on plate "500-2185". On front of freezer box, "BEAUTY POWER STAMINA PRESIDENT" in a circle with image of an eagle in centre of lettering.

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Motor Mower

Key words

machinery
motor mower
rotary

Rotary mower made by "MASPORT", orange with yellow and white engine housing. 4 rubber tyred plastic wheels, 2 large on back & 2 small on front. Pull start, single bar rotary cutter. Chrome plated folding handle with white plastic horizontal cover at top. Hinged safety flap at rear.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cast into base "M MASPORT". The M has a circle around it.

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Sewing Machine

Key words

domestic items sewing machinery

Hand operated Singer sewing machine. Metal with wooden base, storage compartment missing. Machine and base plate painted with design of stylised flowers in green, yellow, brown and gold. Etched silvered metal end and side plates. Model No 66 K

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French Curves

Key words

trades
drafting

.1) Wooden box with hinged lid. 22 wooden and 3 plastic flat curved patterns loose in the box. Several are numbered. .2) 3 clear plastic curves in a pouch. Made in Italy. .3) 3 clear plastic curves in a pouch. Made in Italy. .3 .....31) Plastic curves. French curves are used in a drawing office to draw a smooth best fit line through a number of points.

Inscriptions & Markings

.25) "42 / Engineering / TB5" etched into plastic. .2 & .2) Pouches marked "LONGO Made in Italy" in gold.

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Motor Mower

Key words

machinery
lawn mowing

Cylindrical lawn mower with grass catcher. Green painted catcher and engine cover, orange petrol tank and handles. Pull start with engine control on RHS handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

Name prominantly printed on front of catcher "Qualcast / four stroke / Super 12". Sticker on engine "Stowmarket, SIP (in a red diamond background) Suffolk / Engine type 75G14 Model No. 25A / Made in Englsnd / Recommended Lubricants" followed by a table of lubricant makers and oil specification.

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Type Cabinet

Key words

trades printing

Green Painted metal cabinet with rows of shelves for holding set type, Bill Head size. Rows are marked across the top with left-to-right letters E F G H. Strip of wood inserted down LHS numbered from top 1 - 25.

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Pressure Testing Pump

Hand operated pressure pump with water reservoir. High and low pressure hoses. Low pressure for filling reservoir, high pressure reinforced hose for delivering water to item to be pressurised. Brass fittings. Reservoir painted pale green and operating handle yellow & red.

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Document - Castlemaine Woollen Co. Letterhead

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Pump - Semi Rotary

Key words

machinery; pump; semi-rotary; metalwork

Manual lever action semi-rotary pump. In line suction and discharge branches. Painted black.

Inscriptions & Markings

In relief on front of casing "No 1" at top, "Simac" at bottom.

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Weighing Machine

Key words

instruments - weighing

Avery upright weighing scale. Finished in white enamel with grey back plate. Weight is measured in pounds and stones. Platform is grey mosaic. Coin operated.

Historical information

Used for many years outside the Pharmacy in the main street of Maldon.

Inscriptions & Markings

Model No 3809 CFY Serial No S-621044

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Sewing Machine

Key words

domestic items sewing machinery

Singer sewing machine mounted on a wooden base with domed wooden cover.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front of cover in gold outlined in black - "Singer".

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Cooker - -

Key words

domestic items; kitchen appliances; food preparation; cooking

Cream enamel, gas cooker with black painted, cast iron trivets. Gas gun attached. Enameled grill pan with grid.

Inscriptions & Markings

Brand name in black on front of oven door "New world".. Model name "Radiant" in black LLH corner of oven door.

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Leaflets

Key words

documents
advertisements
pamphlets
machinery
pumps

.1) Selection criteria for a suitable pump. .2) Boiler feed pumps. Leaflets, each with photographs of a pump.

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Horizontal Oil Engine

Key words

engines .... horizontal cylinder ....oil engine
machinery - engines, oil

Horizontal cylinder oil engine in working condition. Mounted on a steel and timber chassis with 4 wrought iron wheels. Axles are fixed to timber spacer beams. Two flywheels. Cylindrical cooling water tank, cast iron exhaust system and vertical exhaust pipe mounted at crankshaft end. Engine painted dark green, crankshaft balance weights red, flywheels black, cooling water tank black.

Inscriptions & Markings

Oval brass plate on cylinder - "The "Blackstone" / Carter's Patent / 92393 / Quote This No. / When Ordering Parts / Oil Engine". Brass plate on engine frame - "British Patents / Nos. 19640-02 / 24611-03" Oval brass plate on Balance weight guard - "The "Blackstone" Oil Engine / Clutterbuck Bros / Adelaide / South Australia".

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Booklets - .1) Centrifugal Pumps / Class "G". .2) Centrifugal Pumps Class "D".

Key words

documents
pamphlets
machinery
pumps
engineering
trades
metal working

Two paper covered booklets detailing centrifugal pumps, printed in b & w with photographs. Describing items made by Thompsons Engineering Co.. Stapled.

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Oil Engine

Bartram type AK, 5 HP horizontal cylinder water cooled magneto ignition oil Engine mounted on a metal and timber chassis with 4 wheels. It has its own cam driven water pump which pumps cooling water over metal gauze for evaporative cooling. Painted green. It has two flywheels, one at each end of the crankshaft, with a flat belt pulley attached to one flywheel. Cooling tank of galvanised steel with Bartram stencilled on one side. In working order.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cast nameplate on front of crankcase with a Bartram logo cast on also "Bertram / Type / AK"

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Comping Stone

Comping stone on wooden trolley used for setting type. "Stone" is made of metal.

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Chainsaw

Key words

machinery
chainsaw
tools

"Jonsered" petrol chainsaw with approximately 19" (50cm) bar. Red engine housing, aluminium handle. Pull start with information plate on starter housing.

Inscriptions & Markings

On information plate, "Mod. XD / Jonsereds / Sweden / No. 28637"

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Invalid Car

Key words

transport ..... motor ...... invalid

Battery powered invalid tricycle. Black body-work, wire spoked wheels, 2 small headlights. Appears to be built to accommodate a reclining figure. Contains 2 crimson corduroy cushions, one solid seat cushion filled with Dunlopillo, the other a rectangular back-rest cushion filled with latex foam rubber. Original seat cushion had sage green top with blue/white striped mattress ticking sides & back. Original back support cushion had a cloth label - see below.

Inscriptions & Markings

On an aluminium plate on top of the electric motor :- "Chassis No. 2067, Type EC2, 24-36 volts / RPM 2700 Serial No. 2161". On back cushion: "TEX Foam / Yours for restful sleep / Contents / New Latex Foam / Made by TEXFOAM PTY LTD. Mordialloc. Victoria"

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Furniture Storage Shelf

Wooden furniture storage shelf with sloping front. Seven wooden shelves, each divided vertically into compartments of various widths, 6 to a shelf. "Furniture" is used to set spaces between sections of print.

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Newsletter - The Cog Issue 2 - September 2017

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Fergie Tractor

Key words

rural industry - farm machinery;

Grey Ferguson tractor restored to working order with a detachable grader blade. A rollover protection bar has been added to comply with modern regulations for safety. Three point linkage and 3 new tyres. Club permit registration.

Inscriptions & Markings

Metal plates on front and sides "Ferguson". Serial No. plate on steering column mount etched No. "533? "........." Henry Ferguson / ........ / TE14 "351?".

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Sewing Machine

Key words

domestic items sewing machinery

Singer sewing machine without base, decorated with stylised flowers (as per VMVM 27). Hand operated with flywheel.

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PRINT-TYPE CABINET

Key words

trades; printing; woodwork; handcrafts; carpentry

Wooden cabinet for holding print type. Made of pine with pale grey/white laminated top. Contains 16 trays in two blocks of 8 for storing metal type. Each tray is divided into sections Trays are wooden with some painted on front .

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Photograph - Thompsons Machine Room Circa 1910

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Vertical Petrol Engine

Key words

machinery ... engine ... petrol ... metalwork

Water cooled vertical cylinder stationary petrol engine with magneto ignition. Painted green and black. Two flywheels. Cylindrical fuel tank mounted in front of the engine. Galvanised iron cooling water tank mounted on a stand behind the engine. All mounted on a steel frame with casters.

Inscriptions & Markings

On a cast crank-case cover :- "Manufactured by / R. A. Lister / & Co. Ltd. / 2 1/2 HP No. 2727 / Dursley England"

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Steam Engine

Key words

machinery; engines; steam power source

Horizontal steam engine driving a flat belt pulley. Pulley shaft at right angles to engine shaft also carries a large flywheel. A mechanical oiler mounted on the engine base is activated by the engine valve shaft. Engine cylinder and valve housing painted dark green. Engine base, pulley and flywheel painted maroon. Oiler painted mid green.

Historical information

Thought to be the world's only working example of this engine. Used for driving overhead shafts in workshops, sawmills etc. Restored by members of the MVMM. Found at the Demsters property Shelbourne.

Significance

Thought to be the only one of its kind in the world.

Inscriptions & Markings

On engine valve box cover - Light green cast iron oval plate with "Cornelius Pettet / Engineer / Edinburgh" Brass plate on oiler - "Delvac Mechanical Lubricator / Design No 18376 / Made for and supplied by / Vacuum Oil Company Pty. Ltd. / Australia"

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Horse Drawn Dray

Key words

transport - goods; horse - drawn

Single horse drawn dray (non-tipping) made of timber with metal fittings and wheel rims. Open all round with uprights spaced along the tray. Rail at the top of the uprights. Painted dark brown with unpainted tray boards.

Inscriptions & Markings

No inscriptions or markings.

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Printing Machine

Foot pedal operated platen machine patented by J. Wade, Halifax. Made of Metal and wood. Hand feed paper pickup.

Inscriptions & Markings

Patent plate and "ARAB" in raised letters on the base.

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