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Drafts board, 1926
 
   
Drafts board, 1926
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Brief Description: Huntley & Palmers drafts board with Empire Assorted and Breakfast Biscuits symbols
Subject Date: 1926
Publisher: Huntley & Palmers
 
Full Description: This is a board for a game of draughts, between Empire Assorted and Breakfast Biscuits. The Breakfast Biscuit was invented by Walter Palmer in 1891. Walter was a trained scientist and had been trying to perfect a medicated biscuit which included yeast, for his friend George Meredith. In 1926 the company mistakenly celebrated its centenary and this board could have been issued as part of those celebrations.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Dimensions: Height: 25.0cm, Width: 24.0cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, advertising
Content Type: board game
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.26
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_26~1_036-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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