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Cake factory, around 1920
Cake factory, around 1920
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Brief Description: The Cake factory showing the ovens on the left and first packing stages on the right
Subject Date: Around 1920
Full Description: After the First World War the poor quality of butter and other fats for cakes meant that the Cake factory did not reopen until 1920. However tastes had changed during the war and many people found Huntley & Palmers cakes too dry and expensive. This was because they were still being baked in quite small numbers using obsolete hand ovens as shown in this photograph. This led to the launch of New Era slab cakes in 1931 and the reorganisation of the cake factory in 1936.
Collection: Reading University Library
Place: Huntley & Palmers cake factory, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 24.6cm, Width: 30.4cm
Subject: trade <food mfr>, working life
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading University Library
Local Ref: HPOS274a
Unique ID: rm-ru-hpos274a~u_018-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading University Library
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