Monday, 11 March 2013

Biscuits, Black Lead and Bloater Paste

Pages 2 & 3 from Morris & Jones's April 1889 Price List - it is interesting to note the brand names which we can still recognise such Carr's, Jacob's, Peak Frean and Huntley & Palmer biscuits.  And Spratt's dog biscuits.   
We don't use black lead much any more but judging by the range of products on offer it was a staple product in late Victorian times.  It was used to clean and polish stoves and cast-iron fireplaces.  Blue was a whitening product added to the wash.   Citrate of Magnesia was a saline laxative - probably useful after you'd enjoyed Capers, Chutney and Cocoa!

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