Story: Manufacturing – an overview

Early manufacturing

Early manufacturing

W. Dalton, plumber, tinsmith and all-round metalworker, was typical of many early manufacturers. He had a small business serving a local area (Feilding), and undertook a wide range of work. As his shop-front shows, he made baths, tanks, chimneys, furnace frames and dairy utensils. If a prospective customer turned up wanting something else made of metal, W. Dalton probably produced it.

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Ian Hunter, 'Manufacturing – an overview - Early manufacturing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by Ian Hunter, published 11 Mar 2010