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Huntley Biscuit Stamper, around 1833
 
   
Huntley Biscuit Stamper, around 1833
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Brief Description: Early biscuit stamping machine from Huntley & Palmers, which made 'Jamaica' biscuits until about 1939
Subject Date: Around 1833
 
Full Description: This small hand operated biscuit stamp is mentioned in the Berkshire Chronicle account of the visit of the Japanese delegation to Reading on 25 November 1872. The account mentions George Palmer showing the visitors this machine. It is described as a 39 year old machine (dating it about 1833) which was the first piece of machinery used in the manufacture of biscuits. It was worked by hand and stamped a speciality biscuit (the Jamaica or Long Jamaica) with the name 'Huntley'.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Huntley & Palmers Factory, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 30.0cm, Width: 37.0cm, Length: 45.0cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>
Content Type: stamping machine
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.19.1
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_19_1~1_597-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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