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Plan of factory and surrounds, 1857
 
   
Plan of factory and surrounds, 1857
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Brief Description: Plan of Huntley & Palmers factory showing adjacent properties such as the Canon Brewery
Subject Date: 1857
Creator: William Brown
 
Full Description: This 1857 plan shows the former silk factory that George Palmer purchased in 1846 for £1,800. The factory had a floor space of 5,000 square feet and was spread over an area of half an acre in an area between the canal and the River Kennet. From this point on, biscuits were produced in quantities that had never been seen before. The location had excellent transport links because of its proximity to the waterways, the railway and the London to Bristol road.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Biscuit Factory, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 60.5cm, Width: 90.5cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>
Content Type: plan
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.1040
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_1040~1_634-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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