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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

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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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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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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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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Pump Casing

Key words

machinery
pumps

Casing casting for horizontal split casing pump. Possibly for Thompson Kelly & Lewis double suction "Super Titan" pump. Painted blue and bolted to two pieces of wood.

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Sewing Machine Accessories

Key words

domestic sewing equipment; accessories; containers

(See Registration No. 26.3). Green rectangular cardboard box with lid containing 5 feet for various sewing operations, a screw for attaching them, a button hole guide and a hem guide.

Inscriptions & Markings

On lid in red, "Singer / Accessories for 66K Machine No. SIMANCO / 120842", "25527", "12466", "35931", "36583". 31.4 is etched with Singer logo and USA.

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Pump - Centrifugal

Green painted self priming centrifugal pump bolted to a wooden base. Label attached warning of the need for safety guards.

Inscriptions & Markings

Primo Titan. Thompson Kelly & Lewis logo on front. Instruction plate on top.

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Pump - Vertical Turbine

Key words

machinery; pump; vertical turbine; metalwork

Two stage vertical turbine pump attached to a short discharge column and mounted in a frame with a gearbox at the top. The gearbox is cut away to reveal the interior. The pump is of Giles & Gascon design as sold by Kelly & Lewis. The pump and gearbox are set up to display the unit for sales and marketing purposes.

Inscriptions & Markings

"K & L GG in relief back and front of gearbox housing.

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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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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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Rope Making Machine

Key words

machine tool; metalcraft; rope

Hand operated rope making machine with hooks for 5 strands. Mounted on a steel angle bracket bolted to a piece of timber. Handle painted green, remainder unpainted.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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Fridge

Key words

domestic items...appliances; refrigeration

Single compartment fridge made of steel, enamelled in cream. Top has rounded corners. Manufacturer's badge on front of door. Lever-type handle made of chrome with chrome hinges.

Inscriptions & Markings

TASMA

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Motor Mower

Key words

machinery
domestic
lawn mowing

"Victa" 2-stroke lawn mower with rope start. Coloured green with plastic and rubber wheels. Height adjustment on each wheel. Early model with circular base, snorkel air intake and two blades.

Significance

Early model VICTA lawn mower.

Inscriptions & Markings

Aluminium plate on front "VICTA" in silver on red background.

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Wooden Trays

Key words

domestic items
trays
trades
carpentary

A set of plain wooden trays used by the "Tea Lady" at Thompsons Castlemaine Ltd. Plain wood with some lacquer. .1 & .2) Have hardboard bases with cut out sections on the front lips. All have finger slots on the right and left sides.

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Pens, Boxed

Key words

trades
drafting

Set of 4 German made drawing pens and 3 attachments in a green plastic box with hinged clear plastic lid and white insert to hold items separately. In original white and green cardboard box.

Inscriptions & Markings

On box "S 1184 / 4N"

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Statuette

Key words

award
heritage

.1) Heritage award,bronze male figure of a stonemason standing behind a slab of stone engraved, "Mt. Alexander Branch of National Trust Heritage Award for Excellence" presented to "Thompsons Foundry Drawing Office Interest Group". .2) Framed citation explaining the award. Black plastic frame, glass front, featuring an historic photo of Thompsons drawing office.

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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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Pump - Centrifugal

Single stage self priming pump. Part of housing cut away to show interior for display purposes. Grey painted with cross section edges painted black. Black knobs for removing inspection cover on front end.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nameplate on top "Primo Titan" 50mm. Thompsons Kelly and Lewis logo on end cover.

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Book - The Iron Road to Castlemaine and Sandhurst

Newspaper observations on building the Murray River Railway

Inscriptions & Markings

Compiled by the Friends of Mount Alexander Diggings (FOMAD) to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Opening of the Melbourne to Bendigo Railway Line

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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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Sewing Machine

Hand operated sewing machine. Early model with bullet shaped bobbin. In working order. Painted matt black.

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial number on plate P022565

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Video - Maldon Vintage Museum Tour - Opening Weekend 2006

Filmed by Neil and Melva Cole

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Fridge

Key words

domestic items...appliances; refrigeration

Electric fridge with rounded corners, made of cream enamelled steel. One compartment with lever-type handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

Contractor's sticker on RHS for 'POLMEAR PLUMBING' . Serial No 4454

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Pump - Centrifugal & Catalogue

Key words

machinery; pump; centrifugal; metalwork

60.1 & 2 Single stage end suction top discharge chemical pumps as used in refineries. Oil lubricated and fitted with a mechanical seal. 1 1/2" suction branch, 1" discharge branch. Painted grey. 60.2 DURCO ANSI Pumps catalogue.

Inscriptions & Markings

1K 1.5 x 1 - 8. Label on side of bearing housing "3 ANSI"

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Air Compressor

Key words

machinery - compressors; metalcraft.

Horizontal single cylinder air compressor. V belt driven with 11 belts. V belt on one end of crankshaft and flywheel on the other end. Painted pale green.

Inscriptions & Markings

Logo cast in relief in several places signifying - "Thompsons Castlemaine Engineering Propriety". Stenciled on cylinder "M75".

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Motor Mower

Key words

machinery
cylinder motor mower

Green painted cylindrical lawn mower with rear roller, pull start and no catcher. Regal coat of arms on front housing signifying maker is official motor mower supplier to the Queen. Rectangular petrol tank mounted between the handles above the engine. Small wooden roller in two parts on front. Pale grey plastic cover on starter mechanism. Height adjustment on front roller. Engine controls on right handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

Possibly "Eureka" model.

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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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PRINT-TYPE CABINET

Key words

trades; printing; carpentry

PRESCO Type Cabinet C24 made of wood with sloping work top and holder for box of type set almost vertically behind it. Twenty-four trays for storing type, each with central handle for easy removal. Many trays are labelled with font name and sizes. Manufactured.

Inscriptions & Markings

In gold lettering on black ground on front of worktop: "PRESCO TYPE CABINET C24" In ink, front right side of work top: "11"

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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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Programmable Calculator

Key words

trades
drafting

.1) Hehlett Packard 1978 design programmable calculator. Cream plastic case. Keyboard layout similar to modern computers. .2) Loose leaf file containing operating instructions and two programmable cartridges. .3) & .4) Quick reference guide books, spiral bound. .5) Calculator 9825A system test booklet bound with staples.

Inscriptions & Markings

On small plate on top of projecting power socket "9825A" serial No.

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Wool Winder

Key words

handcrafts spinning wool winding

.1&2) Red & cream plastic wool winder with grey wool holders & chromed metal thread guide. .3) White cardboard box with image on lid. .4) Instruction sheet.

Inscriptions & Markings

On box lid printed in red - Wool Winder. On silver stickers on winder printed in blue a logo and "Royal Made in Japan"

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