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Bust of George Palmer, 1880
 
   
Bust of George Palmer, 1880
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Brief Description: Marble bust of George Palmer MP
Subject Date: 1880
Creator: Eli Johnson
 
Full Description: George Palmer came to Reading in 1841 to become the business partner of his cousin Thomas Huntley. He rapidly transformed the Huntley bakery into the first steam-powered biscuit factory in the world. Once George Palmer was established as a successful industrialist, he devoted much time to good works and public duties in Reading. He became the town's Member of Parliament and was an energetic Councillor, Mayor and member of the local School Board. His most significant gift to the people of Reading was Palmer Park in East Reading. He was born in 1818 in Somerset and died in 1897 in Reading.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Dimensions: Height: 80.0cm, Width: 40.0cm
Subject: fine art <sculpture>, trade <food mfr>, commemoratives, portrait, bust
Name Subject: M.P. George Palmer
Content Type: sculpture
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1996.203.5
Unique ID: rm-rm-1996_203_5~1_528-i-00-000.tif
 
 
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