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Meeting – Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 7.30PM

Malcolm Moore and Albert Longoni

Crane slewing ring and undercarriage designed by Albert Longoni
and manufactured by Malcolm Moore, 1928

Many locals have memories of the former engineering company, Malcolm Moore. For sixty years from 1927 their factory was a prominent feature on Williamstown Rd, on the present site of Bunnings. The foundations for the long term success of the company were laid in the 1920s through combining the complementary talents of two engineering innovators, Malcolm Moore and Albert Longoni. PMHPS volunteer David Radcliffe will present the contrasting stories of these two engineers, the formation of Malcolm Moore Pty Ltd, how these two came to work together and their roles in the company up until the early 1950s.

David is an engineer and former academic with a long held interest in the social history of engineering. He blends insights from the family backgrounds, the education and the professional development of both Moore and Longoni to interpret the evolution of Malcom Moore from an engineering start-up to a mature engineering manufacturer.

Our October meeting will be online via zoom.

If you missed David’s excellent presentation you can view it here


  • Raymond Mette
    Posted December 27, 2022 7.56 pm 0Likes

    Thank you for a marvelous presentation on the history of Malcolm Moore. I was lucky to have served my apprenticeship at the Melbourne factories from 1973 through to 1978 & had the opportunity to serve in all the workshops in the Moore industries group. I remember we were 47 apprentices when I started my trade as Fitter & Turner. I had a marvelous time there.

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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet and work, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.