NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

26th October, 1903: There seems to have been a breakthrough in the preservation of fruit. Mr Alexander Hunter, of Tally Ho, near Melbourne, has sent a report to the Agricultural department that six months ago he placed 200 cases of apples and pears in cold storage chambers, with even temperature of 34 degrees F (1.1 Celsius). When he took the cases out after four months only seven were bad.

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