The Islington freezing works: 1902

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Photo of Islington freezing works
A general view of the engine-room at the New Zealand Refrigerating Company’s Islington Freezing Works
[ca. 1896]
These works opened in 1889. In the background are two Haslam machines installed in 1889 and 1890 while the American Hercules compound steam-engine refrigerator in the foreground was installed in 1895. At the time its design was considered very advanced. See A history of the New Zealand Refrigerating Company / Cyril Loach, p. 62.

Read more about the Canterbury Meat Company on NZETC.


We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.

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