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Weighing Packing Cases, 1950s
Weighing Packing Cases, 1950s
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Brief Description: A male worker weighing a wooden packing case in the packing department at Huntley & Palmers. Other cases in the background are stamped with Mombasa and Singapore
Subject Date: 1950s
Full Description: During the latter half of the eighteenth century, the value of Huntley & Palmers export trade increased from £8,000 in 1852 to nearly £700,000 in 1908. The Far East and Africa were major markets for the firm who sent around 50% of their exports to those areas in 1906.
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Mombase, Kenya
Dimensions: Height: 21.6cm, Width: 16.4cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, interior, people, packing case
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.134
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_134~1_940-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
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