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1906

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1990

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2021

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Literature Biscuit Tin

This is a Biscuit tin . It was manufactured by Huntley & Palmers, Ltd.. It is dated 1906 and we acquired it in 1990. Its medium is offset lithograph on tin. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eileen Preiss and Alvin Preiss. It is credited Gift of Alvin and Eileen Preiss.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 16.5 x 16 x 12.2 cm (6 1/2 x 6 5/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside: HUNTLEY & PALMERS BISCUITS" / "READING & LONDON"

Cite this object as

Literature Biscuit Tin ; Manufactured by Huntley & Palmers, Ltd. (United Kingdom); offset lithograph on tin; H x W x D: 16.5 x 16 x 12.2 cm (6 1/2 x 6 5/16 x 4 13/16 in.); Gift of Alvin and Eileen Preiss; 1990-93-3

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