[Rongotea Co-op. Dairy Co. Ltd. Rongotea Butter Factory] Drawing No.3. North Elevation

Edgar Ernest Gillman
Production date
08 Nov 1910
This side view of a 1910 butter factory shows the covered porch on the right next to the receiving stage, where farmers would deliver milk or supplies could be brought in from nearby creameries. The ceiling skylights and "torpedo" ventilators provide most of the lighting and ventilation, in an effort to minimise dust and other contaminants in the processing space. The concrete construction is clearly visible.

In this view, we can see how Gillman has created a visual illusion of depth by placing a gable at the right hand end of the wall. This gable is actually in line with the main wall on that side. The coal bunker, with its lower roof line, is visible at left and the “torpedo” ventilators dominate the roof line.
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H.392mm x W.563mm
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Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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