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The middle of the nineteenth century saw an explosion in advertising and consumer spending among the middle classes. Packaging was one of many ways to appeal to the new shopper. Biscuit tins were one of the most discreet ways of advertising rarely showing the company name or the product enclosed in a prominent position. As such they survived well as ornaments and useful storage boxes in many homes. This book will provide an introduction to the subject covering design, decorative techniques and the companies who made and sold biscuit tins. About the author Tracy Dolphin has been collecting biscuit tins sine 1982. She studied the History of Design at Brighton Polytechnic and graduated in 1989.l