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Bag Machine, Longburn Freezing Works

Bag Machine, Longburn Freezing Works

This machine is thought to be stamping muslin for bags that covered the carcasses. The Longburn Slaughtering and Freezing Company Ltd was established as a farmer's co-operative in 1890. Sited at Longburn, just south of Palmerston North, it later became known as the Longburn Freezing Works. It closed in 1986.