Shearing Machine, John Campbell Begg; Unknown manufacturer; 1906; WY.1994.16

Name/Title

Shearing Machine, John Campbell Begg

About this object

This is part of a shearing machine which John Campbell Begg of Wyndham Station brought from Australia in 1906. The machine ran off a generator which was driven by a nearby creek.

Until the 1950s, shearers predominately used hand shears. In 1906, a mechanised shear would have been an absolute revelation. This is an indication that Wyndham Station was very profitable at the time, allowing John Begg to explore the latest technological innovations in the agricultural industry.

Maker

Unknown manufacturer

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1906

Period

1900s

Place Made

Oceania, Australia

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, cast iron
organic, processed material, vegetal, fibre, cotton
inorganic, processed material, metal, steel

Measurements

l 1944 x dia 175 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Agriculture

Subject and Association Keywords

Machinery and Tools

Object Type

occupation-based equipment

Object number

WY.1994.16

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