Story: Inventions, patents and trademarks

Using a Thermette

A comforting sight in New Zealand campgrounds and roadsides for over half a century, the Thermette is one of the country’s most widely used inventions. Invented by Manawatū plumber John Hart in 1929, it boils water quickly and efficiently using almost any fuel and in all conditions.

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Mark Derby, 'Inventions, patents and trademarks - The ‘no. 8 wire’ tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2016)

Full story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 24 Feb 2015