Story: Shows and field days

Milking machine (2nd of 2)

Milking machine

Agricultural shows were important for displaying new inventions. When A. W. Reid, an engineer and dairy farmer from Stratford, developed a milking machine, he set up a display at the New Plymouth show in 1915. His device was driven by a petrol engine.

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Jock Phillips, 'Shows and field days - Showing animals, produce and machinery', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008