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  • Free general admission

Click on the map hotspots or the tiles below to explore the works as it was in the 1920s and 1930s. Visit some of the departments and see the workers who built the Sunshine stripper harvester.



Plan Sheet Metal Department Timber yard Packing shop Assembly floor Paint Dip Bulk store Bolt shop Black smiths' shop Foundry: mould making Foundry: pouring steel Core shop Binder canvas shop

The Sunshine Harvester Works manufactured many types of agricultural machinery and farming tools. Factory employees produced hundreds of different parts for Sunshine products, as well as spare parts and many of the tools and machines used in the factory itself.

To make the manufacturing process more efficient, the Sunshine works was divided into many departments, or ‘shops’. Each relied on workers with specific skills, and specialised materials and equipment.

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