CWS FACTORY CRUMPSALL WORKS c1905 SAMPLE BISCUIT TIN GOOD CONDITION FOR AGE

CWS FACTORY CRUMPSALL WORKS circa 1905 SAMPLE BISCUIT TIN GOOD CONDITION FOR AGE (approx.106 years old)

Biscuit Company: Cooperative Wholesale Society

Size: H: 63mm (2.4") x W: 12mm (4.75") x D: 82mm (3.25")

Hinged lid (hinge is in good condition & tin opens and closes well)

Manufacturer: Huntley Boorne & Stevens although in some books it states probably Hudson Scott & Sons but they probably confused this with an earlier CWS tin produced in 1900

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Tin is considered to be in good condition for its age with minimal loss to paint and with some gilding in place (see pictures)

History of the Factory etc.

Crumpsall Biscuit Works opened in Lower Crumpsall, near Manchester, in around 1873. The factory was subject to numerous alterations and expansions between around 1896 and the 1920s, including plans for a new cake bakery which were laid down in 1896, there was a new biscuit portion added in 1896, and in 1921 additional land was purchased to accommodate extensions such as new offices, a despatch room and a garage.

The factory created numerous products and had four departments, these were the biscuit factory; the cake factory; the sweets and toffee department; and the drugs and sundries section.

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