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Paint dip

Machinery parts were painted in a tank, or dip, measuring 12 x 5 ft
(3.65 x 1.52 m). An air hoist was used to lift parts and lower them into the dip. Once coated, they were lifted out and left to drain, before being moved to an area known as the orchard to dry. It could take up to a week for the paint to properly dry.

A wheel being painted in the paint dip, 1925

Factory to Farm: Making Agricultural Implements in Australia, about 1925. National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

Harvester's grain box

The harvester's grain box still has some of its original yellow paint.

Harvester grain box with original yellow paint visible.
Photo: Lannon Harley.
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