Corporate entry Australian Lithofracteur Company (Krebs Patent) Ltd (1870s - ?)
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Australian Lithofracteur Company (Krebs Patent) Ltd was established during the 1870s. The high demand for explosives brought about by the gold rush and the heavy duties placed on imported dynamite created a need for local manufacture. Manufacturing began at a site in Kororoit Creek, now Deer Park, which was then outside Melbourne's suburbs and at a safe distance from housing.
- 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_a.html. Details
Created: 11 May 2000, Last modified: 4 May 2006
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