Thomas Mayne (inventor)

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Thomas Mayne
Born(1901-12-25)December 25, 1901
DiedJanuary 25, 1995(1995-01-25) (aged 93)
Occupationindustrial chemist
Known forMilo

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]He also enjoyed a hot cup of Milo every night till his demise.[2]

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


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
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