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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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Horizontal Oil Engine

Key words

machinery ... engine ... oil ... metalwork

Austral 8 HP oil engine on 4 wheeled steel chassis with wrought iron wheels. Two double flywheels and flat belt pulley. Water cooled exhaust system at the crank end of the engine. Galvanised iron fuel tank slung under the engine. Painted green and black with red wheels.

Inscriptions & Markings

On an oval brass plate on the side of the engine :- "The Austral Oil Engine / Ronaldson Bros / Makers / No 663 / & Tippett / Ballarat Victoria"

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Pendulum Clock

Key words

clock
pendulum

Mechanical pendulum clock mounted in a glass fronted caabinet. Constructed to time when workers start (clock on) and finish (clock off) work each day.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the clock face, "ITR logo with International across it / INGRAM Bros. / Sole Agents / Melbourne / International / Time Recording Co. / London". On a metal plate fixed to the back panel of the cabinet, instructions on maintenance of the clock.

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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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Model Truck

Key words

transport commercial model

"Tarrengower Times" model truck registration plate TLJ 10. Flat tray, spoked wheels with pneumatic tyres, leaf springs front and rear, leather upholstery. "Century" battery behind cabin with" Century" in black on gold. Painted maroon with gold trim, gold painted headlights and radiator frame.

Inscriptions & Markings

On driver's door in gold lettering "The / Tarrengower / Times /High St. / Maldon / Est. 1858" Logo on oval plate at top of radiator.

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Programmable Calculator

Key words

engineering
programmable calculator

.1) Hewlett Packard programmable calculator model HP9100A. Cream coloured metal housing. Four segment keyboard with keys coloured grey, cream and fawn. .2) Selection of 10 diagnostic cards for above in a plastic case with a clear plastic hinged push back lid.

Historical information

First programmable calculator used by Thompsons Castlemaine Ltd.

Inscriptions & Markings

.1) Serial number on rear plate "816-00508". .2) Cards part number 5060-5919.

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Drill Press

Key words

trades
metal working

Wall mounted drill press, flat belt pulley driven. Flat belt pulley and flywheel on LHS, hand operated drill lowering mechanism on RHS. Unpainted.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cast in relief on main frame "No 1082" on LHS, "Buffalo Forge Co. / Buffalo N.Y." on RHS.

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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. Exterior painted grey, interior blue with edges of cut away in red. Bolted to a metal edged, white painted wooden base. Suction branch 100mm, discharge branch 65mm, impeller diameter 250mm.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Titan" in relief on side.

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Blower - Centrifugal

Key words

machinery; blower; centrifugal; metalwork

Cyclo No. 2 centrifugal blower close coupled to an electric motor. Painted grey.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cyclo No. 2 on blower. Australian Electrical Industries Type HK916, 415 volts, 2905 RPM, Serial No. 299521 on motor.

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STAPLER

Key words

trades; printing; book binding.

Floor standing, foot operated stapler, painted green.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on small metal plate on front of mechanism "MULTINAK"

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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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Type Storage Cabinet

Made of timber with 20 drawers, each with a metal handle bearing manufacturers name.

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Digital Plotter

Key words

computers
drafting
digital

Computer controlled digital plotter, A3 paper size with 6 pens of various colours. Beige plastic case with clear tinted hinged cover over pen compartment.

Inscriptions & Markings

Makers name "digital" on front panel. Stick on label on back panel with cautions and warnings. Also Model LVP16, SN: HY 01106.

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Pump - Centrifugal

Painted dark grey early model Thompson centrifugal pump "Class G". Single stage pump.

Inscriptions & Markings

Thompson's Engineering & Pipe Works. Serial No. 4542. 1" x 1 1/4" Class G

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Motor Mower

Key words

mower
grass cutting
domestic

Victa twin cylinder rotary mower with grass catcher. Rubber tired wheels. Painted orange.

Significance

A rare object, not many were manufactured because of an inherent design fault in positioning the pistons vertically and it was found there was insufficient pressure to deliver oil to the top one.

Inscriptions & Markings

On engine cowl "500 Twin / 170 cc 2 Stroke". On base "Victa".

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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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Pump - Centrifugal

Key words

machinery; pump; centrifugal; metalwork

Single stage end suction centrifugal pump. Part of casing cut away to reveal interior. Painted metalic blue.

Inscriptions & Markings

IR (Ingersoll Rand) logo on side in relief. Type HOC2, 1 1/2 x 1 x 6. Serial No. 89/5252.

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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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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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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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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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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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Comping Stone

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

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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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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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Miniature Water Turbine.

Key words

machinery; water turbine; power

Miniature water turbine (pelton wheel, single jet) mounted on a wooden frame. Undershot wheel driving a pulley at one end of the shaft. Flywheel at the other end of the shaft. Small die-cast buckets, some broken and missing. Pelton wheel and flywheel painted red, wooden frame unpainted.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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Photograph - Thompsons Machine Room Circa 1910

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Sewing Machine

Key words

dometsic items sewing machinery

Treadle sewing machine with metal base, wooden table and leather drive belt. The base plate is decorated with a rural scene featuring a 3 storey house, male & female figures in Victorian dress, horse and buggy painted in colour.

Inscriptions & Markings

Name printed on arm of machine, hard to decipher - appears to be "New Home Treadle Serial No 404879"

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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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Drafting Set, Boxed

Key words

instruments
trades
drafting
containers

Drafting set in black hinge-lidded box lined in blue satin and velvet. Consists of compasses, dividers, pens and pencils - 11 pieces in total. Brass fittings.

Inscriptions & Markings

Yellow post-it label on lid handwritten "McGibbon" Etched on dividers "W H H L D"

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