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Jacobs shop display unit, probably 1930s
 
   
Jacobs shop display unit, probably 1930s
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Brief Description: Display unit, for W R Jacobs, probably from shop stand and counter. Three Huntley & Palmers 7lb tins are in the racks showing how the cabinet would have looked to the customer
Subject Date: Probably 1930s
 
Full Description: In 1969 Huntley & Palmers became part of Associated Biscuits Ltd along with Jacobs and Peek Frean. This elaborate Jacobs display unit reflects how important shop displays were to biscuit manufacturers. Biscuits were initially sold from large containers in the grocery shop. The shopkeeper would weigh out the required quantity of biscuits into paper bags. This display unit shows how the large tins would have fitted into the unit. The tins had glass lids so that the customers could see the biscuits inside.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, advertising
Content Type: visual display unit
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1999.2.15
Unique ID: rm-rm-1999_2_15~1_591-i-02-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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