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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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167 items

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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Type Storage Cabinet

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

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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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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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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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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; 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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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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Air Flow Guage

Key words

instruments
air flow

Comprises two calibrated cylinders mounted on a board for measuring inches of water. Gauges measure air velocity. Cylinders are of steel with calibrations on aluminium casings. Flexible tubes are connected to reservoirs at the back of the mounting board, one black rubber the other red plastic. A reference barometer is mounted at the bottom right hand corner of the backing board. Reservoirs at the rear are of metal, coloured blue.

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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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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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PRINTING PRESS

Large broadsheet printing press with large and small rollers.

Inscriptions & Markings

Maker's name on front "PAYNE & SONS"

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tip Dray

Key words

transport ..... horse-drawn

Single horse drawn tip dray, restored by G & S Little in 1999. Made of timber with metal fittings and wheel rims. Enclosed sides with hinged front and rear panels. Chassis and wheels painted dark red, body in dark blue.

Historical information

Used for carting rock to crushing batteries, road making, railway track building.

Inscriptions & Markings

Rectangular brass plaque on LHS looking forward detailing restoration and possible usage.

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Photograph - Engines In front of Auntie Jack Shed Circa 2006

Key words

auntie jack
photograph

Digital Photograph of Auntie Jack shed at the Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum on Vincents Road, Maldon. Engines L-R: Portable shearing plant, Marshall Engine "Auntie Jack", Ferguson Tractor, Blue Engine (Unknown brand at time of upload)

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Motor Mower

Key words

machinery
motor mower

OGDEN early model cylindrical lawn mower. Small back roller, no catcher, rope start. Small gold painted petrol tank mounted between handles for gravity feed. Belt driven cylinder blades, aluminium engine cowl, rubber rimmed wheels, engine control on RHS handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

"OGDEN" painted on engine cowl.

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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 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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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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Pump - Centrifugal

Key words

machinery; pump; centrifugal; metalwork

Single stage double suction pump with side suction and discharge branches. 300 mm suction branch, 250 mm discharge branch, 500 mm impeller. Painted yellow with name and direction arrow picked out in black. Top half of casing fixed in an open position (hinged) to reveal the pump's interior. Mounted on a wooden pallet.

Inscriptions & Markings

In relief on the top half of the casing "Super Titan" and a direction arrow.

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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 - 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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