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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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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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Oil Engine

Key words

engines horizontal cylinder

10 HP horizontal cylinder oil engine in working order. Mounted on a steel chassis with 4 wrought iron wheels. Two flywheels and one flat belt pulley. Rectangular cooling water tank and cast iron exhaust pot with vertical exhaust pipe mounted at crankshaft end. Engine painted green with pale yellow trim. Blow torch start on compression when hot bulb is of certain temperature. Mechanical water and fuel pumps.

Inscriptions & Markings

Oval brass plate fixed to cylinder "The "Blackstone" / Carter's Patent / 61892 / Quote this No. / When ordering parts / Oil Engine"

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Manufacturing Plates

Key words

metalcraft
commerce
advertising

Set of 8 steel plates for Thompsons Kelly & Lewis Castlemaine and Melbourne. .1 & .2) Used for Worthington pumps. Printed with specification categories, serial number, year of manufacture etc..

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Leaflets

Key words

documents
advertisements
pamphlets
machinery
pumps

.1) Selection criteria for a suitable pump. .2) Boiler feed pumps. Leaflets, each with photographs of a pump.

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Comping Stone

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

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Petrol Pump

Key words

automotive
petrol pump

Tall free standing petrol pump with glass tank at top displaying amount of petrol pumped up. This is then gravity fed via a hose into a vehicle's petrol tank. Yellow painted with Shell Petrol Co. logo and advertising in red on front and sides and on round illuminated sign at top. Selection lever on front with gallon options 1/2 to 6. Hand pumping lever on RHS.

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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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Cooker - -

Key words

domestic items; kitchen appliances; food preparation; cooking

Cream enamel, gas cooker with black painted, cast iron trivets. Gas gun attached. Enameled grill pan with grid.

Inscriptions & Markings

Brand name in black on front of oven door "New world".. Model name "Radiant" in black LLH corner of oven door.

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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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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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Sewing Machine

Key words

domestic items sewing machinery

Hand operated Singer sewing machine. Metal with wooden base, storage compartment missing. Machine and base plate painted with design of stylised flowers in green, yellow, brown and gold. Etched silvered metal end and side plates. Model No 66 K

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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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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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Type Cabinet

Galleys print type cabinet holding type which has been set to print. Each tray has letters of alphabet on right hand side. Green painted metal cabinet.

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Horizontal Oil Engine

Key words

machinery; oil engine; metalwork

Horizontal cylinder oil engine in working order. Mounted on a steel chassis with 4 cast iron wheels. Two flywheels and one flat belt pulley. Cylindrical cooling water tank and exhaust vertical exhaust pipe mounted at crankshaft end. Engine painted green with red wheels and red crankshaft balance weights.

Inscriptions & Markings

Oval brass plate on cylinder - "The Austral Oil Engine / Ronaldson Bros. / Makers / No. 1113 ? & Tippett / Ballarat Victoria" Thin oval metal transfer on cooling water tank with makers name and place of manufacture around Australian coat of arms.

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Booklets - .1) Gravel Pumps. .2) Chokeless Pumps.

Key words

documents
pamphlets
machinery
pumps
engineering

Two paper covered booklets with b & w photographs of pumps made by Thompsons Castlemaine. .1) Contains performance and dimension details with some hand written details. .2) Details of specialised pump for unstrained juices in cane sugar mills.

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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

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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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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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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Digital Plotter

Key words

drafting
computers
digital

Early model A4 single pen computer controlled digital plotter. Cream coloured plastic outer case with clear tinted hinged plastic cover over pen compartment.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the back panel various inscription panels indicating it is a Hewlett Packard machine Model 7470A Serial No. 2210A 12562.

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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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Video - Maldon Vintage Museum Tour - Opening Weekend 2006

Filmed by Neil and Melva Cole

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Car Jack

Key words

tools
automotive
servicing

Mechanical mobile car jack made by the TREWELLAH company of Trentham for APAC Industries Ltd. Known as a "Service Jack" used for servicing cars and light vehicles. Mounted on 4 wheels, two being castors. Painted red.

Inscriptions & Markings

On a brass plate fixed to top of body "APAC / Service Jack No. 247 / Range 4 5/8" to 19 3/4" / Capacity 5000 lb / Caution: Do not overload / This jack is guaranteed to raised 5000 lb / Overloading renders this guarantee null and void / lubricate jack thoroughly before using / always keep jack clean and well oiled / Manufactured in Australia / APAC Industries Limited. / South Australia"

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Kerosene Engine

Key words

engines horizontal cylinder

Single horizontal cylinder kerosene engine in working order. Mounted in a 4 wheeled steel chassis. Galvanised iron fuel tank mounted under engine. Water jacketed exhaust stack behind engine. Painted blue and red.

Inscriptions & Markings

On oval brass plate "Austral Kerosene Engine / Manufactured by / Ronaldson Tippett / Propy. Ltd. / Quote No. 7943"

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Mounted Display Board

Key words

display

42 sample specification plates and labels of types used on machinery made be various pump manufacturers associated with Thompsons Kelly & Lewis and Flowserve. Mount is of fibreboard, painted brown on the front and black on the back.

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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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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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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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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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