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Blacksmiths' shop

This department produced forged metal parts for agricultural implements. Blacksmiths heated metals in furnaces, then shaped them by hand, using a hammer and anvil, or with a mechanical hammer or press. During peak production up to 70 or 80 furnaces would be fired at once, making it an extremely hot place to work.

Sunshine's blacksmiths at work, 1930s

A black and white photo of blacksmiths at work at the Sunshine Harvester Works in the 1930s.
Museum Victoria.

Steering mechanism

The harvester's steering mechanism was made in the blacksmiths' shop.

A colour photo of the steering mechanism of a Sunshine stripper harvester.
Photo: Lannon Harley.
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