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Biographical entry Ritchie, Samuel Sextus (1825 - 1879)

Greenwich, Kent, England
8 March 1879
Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia
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Samuel Ritchie was manager of the Melbourne Meat Preserving Company 1867-1879. Canned meat production was begun in September 1868 and a few months before his death he invented canning machinery claimed to be far superior to that used in the United States.

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  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, Details
  • Farrer, Keith Thomas Henry, A Settlement Amply Supplied: Food Technology in Nineteenth Century Australia (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1980), 332 pp. Details

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