Bakers check loaves of bread exiting an automated electric oven onto a conveyor belt at Boon's Bakery in Christchurch in the 1930s. Electric ovens produced a uniform product in enormous numbers, spelling the end of many small town bakers, with their wood-fired ovens and hand-made loaves.
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Photograph by W. McKaskell
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