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Office at Huntley & Palmers, around 1930
Office at Huntley & Palmers, around 1930
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Brief Description: Huntley & Palmers' office interior showing a large group of male staff seated and standing at benches with ledgers
Subject Date: Around 1930
Creator: White and Co, Victor
Full Description: Besides those employed in the manufacturing departments there was also a large staff of clerks in offices conducting the extensive London, continental and foreign business. Since the 1880s the number of office staff increased more rapidly than the number of factory employees as the first signs of inefficiency began to show. As late as 1930 statistics were still produced by hand rather than by machine. However with the building of the new office building in 1937, the office staff and their methods of working were finally brought into the twentieth century.
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Huntley & Palmers Factory Offices, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 39.5cm, Width: 51.0cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, interior, people, ledger
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.573
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_573~1_309-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
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