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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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Drill Press

Key words

trades
metal working

Floor Mounted drill press. Belt driven by an electric motor.

Inscriptions & Markings

Enameled on a plate on the LHS name in green over a red anchor on a white ground "THIEL".

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Invalid Chair

Key words

transport .....manual ...... invalid

Wicker invalid chair. 4 wheels, back wheels larger than front. Folding footrest, wheels are spoked with solid rubber rims. Cane push handles at back.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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Photograph - Oswald's Improved National Rock Drill

Key words

mining

Grainy photograph of Oswald's Improved National Rock Drill with various tools laying in front.

Inscriptions & Markings

Oswald's Improved National Rock Drill

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PRINTING PRESS

Large broadsheet printing press with large and small rollers.

Inscriptions & Markings

Maker's name on front "PAYNE & SONS"

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Spinning Wheel

Key words

handcrafts spinning

.1 to 3) Wooden Sheridan double band spinning wheel. McArthur model. .4 ) Lazy Kate. .5) to 8) 4 bobbins.

Inscriptions & Markings

Makers plate on main strut.

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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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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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Printing Machine

Electrically driven platen machine. Used by Gordon & Gotch Publishers Australia & New Zealand. Metal with wooden tray for printed sheets. Automatic paper feed pickup.

Inscriptions & Markings

Plate naming it as "Auto Platen Machine" British patent No's 463542, 463617, 480587, 490661, 512459, 513892, 413818. Plate on side "John Key / Engineers / Kircaldy.

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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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Steam Engine

Key words

machinery - engines - steam

Large 4 wheeled 9 HP single cylinder (horizontal) steam engine, designed to be towed. Front wheels smaller than rear. Folding smoke stack with spark arrestor. Fire box and smoke stack painted black, boiler and steam cylinder green, wheels grey. In working order but engine is connected to an independent steam/air source to be operated for display purposes. 150 cm flywheel on LHS looking forward toward the front. Timber front turntable and back brake pad assembly. Brass water drain tap on firebox. Also other brass fittings on firebox.

Historical information

Restored by Maldon Flywheelers Association. Originally owned and used by Zemster Brothers of "Brook Mount" Shellbourne.

Significance

Known as "Aunty Jack"

Inscriptions & Markings

On brass ring near top of firebox:- "Serial No. 5672, Marshal Sons & Co. / Limited / Engineers / Gainsborough England". Metal plate on front turntable:- "Restoration of the Front Undercarriage / and retubing of the boiler by / Castlemaine Technical School / 1979". Cast in relief on wheel hubs:- "Marshal Sons & Co. Gainsborough".

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Motor Mower

Key words

machinery.
cylinder motor mower

Atco cylinder mower with catcher and rollers. Large metal back roller, wooden small front roller. Foot operated starting mechanism. British coat of arms on catcher featuring lion and unicorn signifying royal appointment of mower manufacturer Mower painted green with green cylindrical petrol tank mounted above the engine between the handles. Engine controls on right side of handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

Makers name on catcher and petrol tank in gold paint.

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Pump - Mixed Flow

Key words

machinery; pump; mixed flow; metalwork

Two stage vertical mixed flow pump with part of casing cut away to reveal interior. Painted black with edges of cut away in red.

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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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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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Rock Drill

Key words

tools
machinery
metalwork
mining

Oswald pneumatic rock drill. What appears to be an operating lever extending to one side. Body only, no drill bits. Unpainted.

Significance

This was the first rock drill to be made in Australia and was made in Maldon. It was used in the Carmen's Tunnel mine Maldon.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cast in relief on body "Late / R. D. Oswald / Maldon".

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Drive Belts

Key words

weaving
manufacturing
wool

Six new wooden drive belts used in Woolen Mills. Comprising rectangular pierced wooden blocks held together by short lengths of chain.

Significance

Type used in wool weaving at Castlemaine Woolen Mill.

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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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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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Telephone

Key words

communications
telephonic

Black bakelite telephone with handpiece attached by a chord. Front dial has a central handle that can be turned to contact central switchboard. No direct dial facility. Sits on rubber feet.

Inscriptions & Markings

On base marked in white "PMG / TE55 338HT / S1/60"

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Ink, Bottled

Key words

domestic items
writing equipment
glass technology
bottles

Glass square walled bottle of black ink used for replenishing stamp pads. Labelled, black metal screw top.

Inscriptions & Markings

In white on a black paper label, "Superior / Rubber Stamp Pad / Ink".

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Telephone

Key words

communications
telephonic

Black bakelite wall mounted dial type telephone. Removable metal base for access and mounting. Chrome circular dial.

Inscriptions & Markings

No markings, probably PMG issue.

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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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