BARKER & DOBSON SWEET TIN
|NOTES||Judging by the illustrated television I'm assuming this tin must date from the 1950's, when television was still novel
enough for it to be featured on all sorts of houshold items. The tin itself is quite small, measuring exactly 5"
diameter by3" tall (thats 12.70cmx7.62cm in foreign currency).
The tin originally contained a selection of toffees (sadly long since gone!), though the Liverpool-based Barker and Dobson themselves are probably better known for their "Everton Mints" brand apparently introduced in honour of the local Everton football club.
The company began as a husband and wife business in 1834. Throughout the 1950's it was claimed that their two grandsons personally sampled each of the company's 100's of products - not sure if I envy them or not, but it doesn't seem to have done them any harm as they both lived into their (presumably teethless) 90's.
|WHERE FOUND||Bought off Fleabuy for I forget how much, probably a tenner. Judging by the sheer quantity of these that turn up it must have been a particularly popular product.|
Advert from the early 1950's
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