Story: Government and industrial development

Packing cups at Crown Lynn

Packing cups at Crown Lynn

Crown Lynn Potteries began producing tableware when the First World War prevented the importing of crockery, and was an established business by the late 1940s. With the availability of imported tableware restricted by import licensing, Crown Lynn was the largest pottery manufacturer in the southern hemisphere by 1960. It employed 450 people and produced 240,000 pieces a week. These workers are packing cups for distribution, probably in the 1950s or 1960s.

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Megan Cook, 'Government and industrial development - Protection and development, 1930s–1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010