Thomas Mayne (inventor)

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Thomas Mayne
Born (1901-12-25)December 25, 1901
Died January 25, 1995(1995-01-25) (aged 93)
Nationality Australian
Occupation industrial chemist
Known for Milo

Thomas Mayne (25 December 1901 – 25 January 1995) was an Australian industrial chemist. He was also a food researcher and the inventor of Milo, the powdered chocolate-malt drink. In 1934, Mayne developed Milo and launched it at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Milo began production at the plant located in Smithtown, near Kempsey on the north coast of New South Wales. The name was derived from the famous ancient athlete Milo of Croton, after his legendary strength.[1]

Mayne was an alumnus of Trinity Grammar School, Kew, Melbourne.