Biographical entry Taylor, Headlie Shipard (1883 - 1957)
- 7 July 1883
Bungowannah, New South Wales, Australia
- 22 March 1957
Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
- Agricultural engineer
Headlie Taylor was an agricultural machinery designer who worked for H.V. McKay (later H.V. McKay Massey Harris) from 1914-1954. His major inventions were a header harvester in 1914 and the 'Sunshine' auto-header, the first self-propelled harvester to be manufactured in large numbers, in 1924.
Born 7 July 1883. Died 22 March 1957. Invented a header harvester 1914, the 'Sunshine' auto-header. Supervisor of production of the header for H.V. McKay from 1916, retired in 1954 as superintendent of agricultural machinery works, H V McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd.
- Hallett, M. L., 'Taylor, Headlie Shipard (1883-1957), Agricultural Machinery Designer', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 180-181. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120199b.htm. Details
- Doring, Carl and Doring, Margret, '100 years of the Header Harvester: Headlie S. Taylor builds the first header harvester in his farm blacksmith shop', Engineering Heritage Australia Magazine, vol. 1, no. 5, 2014, pp. 6-10. Details
- 'Taylor, Headlie Shipard (1883-1957)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1465319. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_t.html. Details
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