A green metal sign used to mark fences of dairy farms for the Egmont Dairy Company. The sign is coated in green, with white lettering for " EGMONT DAIRY CO. / 406 ". There is also a white border. Both sides of the sign have this printed on them. There are three metal hooks - two on the top and one of the side - used to hang the sign on a fence or gate.
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This sign was donated by David Knapman, who was the maintenance manager for the Egmont Dairy Company. In 1983 he and his wife Louise bought the Pihama dairy factory, which had been used after the dairy factory closed as a piggery. Over many years they painstakingly renovated the property, and grew fields of lavender and made their own soap. However changing circumstances meant the factory was sold in 2014. David recalls keeping a selection of gate signs and other paraphernalia with the intention of decorating a room in the renovated factory, but unfortunately this dream didn't quite make it to reality.