Photograph [Dixon's Threshing Machine]; unknown photographer; 1920-1930; MT2014....

Name/Title

Photograph [Dixon's Threshing Machine]

About this object

A black and white photograph of the Dixon family's threshing machine at work, in the 1920s. Please refer to our book 'Mataura City of the Falls' at pp 242 and 243 for a fuller account of the Dixon family's links to Mataura.

Both Tom and Forest (Forrie) Dixon had strong associations with traction engines. In 1908 they bought their first one, a 4 h.p Burrell. They became something of a legend, and their threshing mill and chaff cutting services covered a wide area, until they went their own ways.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1920-1930

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten in green ink on reverse: 'Dixon's threshing 1920ies'

stamped on reverse: 'U.F.S' /VELOX'.

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 72mm x w 125mm

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

agriculture/farming

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object number

MT2014.1.2

Rights

All rights reserved

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