Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Plummer's International Harvester Agency in Pakenham

I came across these photos of Plummer's International Harvester Agency in Pakenham, on the Museums Victoria website. The photos are part of the International Harvester Company collection of material relating to the operations of the Company and its subsidiaries.  They were taken on April 24, 1947. If you are searching for the photos then you will need to spell Pakenham, incorrectly as Packenham, as that is the way they were catalogued.
The building was located in Station Street, corner of Henry Street and was later used by Pakenhma Produce.


I am not sure when dealership started - the first advertisement I could find in the Pakenham Gazette was this one, December 24, 1943.  C.W. Plummer was Charles William Plummer, his wife was Queenie and their son, Bruce, later took over the business. They were located in Main Street until the Station Street Premises was built in 1946.

Dandenong Journal  July 24, 1946

The original building (which you can see in the photos, below) cost 2, 500 pounds to erect in 1946 and the showroom was added in 1949 at  a cost of 3,850 pounds (see article below)

Dandenong Journal March 2 1949



Plummer's International Harvester dealership, Station Street, Pakenham.
April 24, 1947.
Museums Victoria


Plummer's International Harvester dealership, Station Street, Pakenham.
April 24, 1947.
Museums Victoria 


Plummer's International Harvester dealership, Station Street, Pakenham.
April 24, 1947.
Museum Victoria


Plummer's International Harvester dealership, Station Street, Pakenham.
April 24, 1947. This would be looking towards the Railway Station, with the goods shed on the far left. 
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Plummer's International Harvester dealership, Station Street, Pakenham.
April 24, 1947. Parts Department.
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Plummer's International Harvester dealership, Station Street, Pakenham.
April 24, 1947. This is the workshop.
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