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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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Comping Stone

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

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

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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Bandsaw

Key words

trades
carpenttry

Large belt driven bandsaw with wooden frame. Metal upper and lower driving wheels for bandsaw. Upper brass and lower cast iron. Wooden work table and saw guard. In poor working order and blade not fitted.

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Pump - Centrifugal

Key words

machinery; pump; centrifugal; metalwork

Single stage end suction top discharge chemical pump as used in refineries. Magnetically coupled with a self contained sealing system. 1 1/2" suction branch, 1" discharge branch. Painted grey.

Inscriptions & Markings

FG 1.5 x 1 - 82. Guardion Series Drive Pump.

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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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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 .

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

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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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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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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Photograph - Thompsons Machine Room Circa 1910

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

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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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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Photograph - Engine on Dray

Key words

thompsons foundry

Photograph of four men on dray pulled by two dark coloured horses. There a buildings which appear to be in Castlemaine Near Frederick Street. There are two engines on the back of the dray.

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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 - Semi Rotary

Key words

machinery; pump; semi-rotary; metalwork

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

Inscriptions & Markings

In relief on front of casing "No 2" at top, "Runwell" at bottom.

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Condenser Air Pump

Key words

machinery pumps reciprocating metalwork

Vertical cylinder reciprocating condenser air pump with two 107 cm diameter flywheels (one on each end of crankshaft). The operating cylinder at at top of the machine has a centrifugal governor. Access ladder to platform at front. Painted black and red.

Inscriptions & Markings

On cylinder head "63"

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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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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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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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Sewing Machine

Key words

domestic items sewing machinery

Singer sewing machine mounted on a wooden base. Oval gold coloured metal plate on arm support near handle. Hand operated.

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

Drafting Sets

Key words

instruments
trades
drafting
containers

Seven boxed drafting sets containing compasses, pens and dividers. Padded lids, interiors lined with velvet, blue, black or green. .1) Belonged to Peter Fraser. .2) Belonged to Ian Hooper. .6) Belonged to Noel Cawthorn.

Inscriptions & Markings

.6 & .7) Embossed on lids "Eco O Bra / Kandidat". .1) "Koala / Series / Made in Australia".

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Pump - Centrifugal

Grey painted Ingersoll Rand centrifugal pump mounted on a white painted metal base. Sectioned to expose interior for display purposes. Clear oil level chamber on side of bearing housing.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ingersoll Rand 1" x 1 1/2" Type GRP. Serial No 89/7092

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Wagon

Key words

transport - goods; horse - drawn

4 wheeled mostly wooden wagon with rear wheels of larger diameter than front. Painted white, red and tan with some pin striping on wheels. Multiple leaf springs, 2 rear sets in double configuration. Metal and timber overhead framework for a canopy. Wooden seats along each side.

Inscriptions & Markings

No inscriptions and markings.

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Strip Casting Machine

Key words

trades; printing; machinery; casting

ELROD strip casting machine not in working order.

Inscriptions & Markings

'MACHINE NO. F2713E ' etched on brass plate. Instruction plate on top surface.

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Booklets - .1) Angle Compressors. .2) Compound Blast-furnace Blowing Engine.

Key words

documents
pamphlets
engineering
machinery
compressors

Two paper covered booklets printed in black and white with photographs of specified items. .2) On back cover has b & w photos of other products made by Thompsons & Co. (Castlemaine) Pty. Ltd..

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Molten Metal Ladle Tipper

Key words

machinery; casting; foundry

Device for tipping molten metal ladles. In use it would be suspended from a crane. Unpainted in a lightly rusty condition

Inscriptions & Markings

Makers name (EBELING) cast on an oval brass plate.

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

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.

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

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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Pump - Semi Rotary

Key words

machinery; pump; semi-rotary; metalwork.

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

Inscriptions & Markings

In relief on front of casing "No 4" at top, "Runwell" at bottom.

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