Story: Gear, James

Label for Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company's tinned roast mutton

Label for Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company's tinned roast mutton

Wellington butcher James Gear set up a meat preserving plant in 1873 so that tinned meat could be supplied to local and distant markets, a venture that proved to be a lasting success.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Gear Meat Company Collection (Eph-F-MEAT-Gear)
Reference: Eph-F-MEAT-Gear-014-2

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

G. R. Hawke. 'Gear, James', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1g6/gear-james (accessed 28 September 2021)