Biographical entry Spawn, A. F.
- Food technologist
A. F. Spawn introduced dehydration as a form of food preservation in 1886 when he developed his Climax Fruit Evaporator to process excess apples in southern Tasmania. It has since been acknowledged to have been the beginning of mechanical dehydration.
- 'Spawn, A. F.', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1475611. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_s.html. Details
Created: 25 May 2001, Last modified: 25 May 2006
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