Story: Food and beverage manufacturing


Watch a thermette boiling water. Invented by a New Zealander in 1929, these devices were popular with motorists, who could pull over and quickly boil some water for a cup of tea by stuffing some twigs in the centre column and lighting them.

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Sarah Wilcox, 'Food and beverage manufacturing - Tea and coffee', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 October 2016)

Full story by Sarah Wilcox, published 11 Mar 2010