The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Sundry Manufacturers — Murton's Sheep Dip Works
Murton's Sheep Dip Works . This Hawke's Bay industry is conducted on the most approved scientific principles, for the production of Liquid and Powder Specifics. The value to sheep-farmers, and hence to the colony at large, is rapidly making itself appreciated. The industry has now been in existence twenty years, and the most up-to-date machinery and appliances are in use in the factory at Port Ahuriri. A feature of importance in connection with the Murton work is that Murton's invention was awarded first place at the largest trials of ship dips ever held in New Zealand, viz., in Canterbury, in 1887, when all the leading sheep dips competed. The manufacturers claim that they supply the most reliable and cheapest sheep-dipping specifics. A visit to this factory is quite sufficient to prove that New Zealand can well hold her own in this particular manufacture.