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For Every Mealtime There's a Biscuit, probably 1920s
 
   
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Brief Description: Audio clip from recording found on miniature gramophone record containing the song "Reading Biscuit Town". Probably produced for the British Empire Exhibition in 1924-1925
Subject Date: Probably 1920s
Publisher: Huntley & Palmers
 
Full Description: This was the first attempt by Huntley & Palmers at advertising using sound. This was followed up in the 1930's by radio advertising on the pirate stations Radio Luxembourg and Radio Normandie. This item is interesting because the University of Reading Library has a record which looks very similar to this one however the recording is different. The University's record contains a Christmas Carol. The only visible difference between the two records is that this disc has 'A7' inscribed in the centre of the black vinyl while the University record has 'S6X' inscribed. 'A' and 'S' probably refer to the track, while the number (i.e. '7') refers to the edition.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Dimensions: Height: 10.0cm, Width: 10.0cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, advertising, Probably British Empire Exhibition
Content Type: song
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.162.95
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_162_95-o-00-000.rm
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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