R.N Spiers, who feature in other MAVtech cinema slides as a timber merchant, have been recorded on Foxton's Main Street as far back as 1905 and as recently as the early 1960s. It seems that they also sold ovens as well!
The 'Champion Commodore' was named after a senior navy rank (the former Holden car having the same background). A navy officer is seen, slightly out of focus, behind the women in this slide.
'Radiation (N.Z.) Ltd' made whiteware goods and a 'Champion' range of kitchen appliances was in stores from the 1920s up until the 1970s according to online records. A price list for Champion stoves from 1961 has been recorded.
The allure of automatic cooking was front and centre with this ad- 'just set it and forget it!'