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  Themes Homepage > Early Twentieth Century > Family Assorted Drypack, around 1930
   
Family Assorted Drypack, around 1930
 
   
Family Assorted Drypack, around 1930
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Brief Description: Rectangular dummy drypack with blue lettering and family figures on yellow background on top - yellow lettering and illustration of biscuits around sides
Subject Date: Around 1930
Creator: Not known
Publisher: Huntley & Palmers
 
Full Description: At the beginning of the twentieth century decorated biscuit tins were still an expensive commodity. From 1905 Huntley & Palmers also sold their biscuits in paper packets and by 1914 they were selling over 5 million packets a year. This is a prototype of a 'dry pack' and has UK Patent No. 426586, Union Patent No. 759/34 inscribed on it.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Dimensions: Height: 6.0cm, Width: 20.0cm, Depth: 8.5cm
Subject: food, biscuit, inscription, people, domestic <table>, communication <writing>
Content Type: tin
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1992.2.1084
Unique ID: rm-rm-1992_2_1084~1_680-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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