a little bit of history
Last Post 13 Nov 2018 08:40 PM by Advertising Antiques Ltd. 7 Replies.
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02 Nov 2018 05:02 PM  

 With some time to spare I managed to decipher most of the paper label under the lid and do a bit of research.."1lb sample tin Moss"s First Crop Tea 1/7d" W.B. Moss & Sons Ltd

info found from the web , census and trade directories . William Moss started at the age of 15 as an apprentice in a drapers shop in Hitchen Market Place In 1871 he owned a grocery shop. By 1899 his head office was in High Street Hitchen with two additional shops. He is described as a merchant,grocer,tea packer and blender..In 1908 the business was William Moss & Sons with additional branch grocery shops he had opened...In the 1912 directory he had become a limited company..The business was still in existence in 1937

Is this tin pre or post WW1 ?

 

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02 Nov 2018 08:41 PM  

 Looks like it Ken. I have a packet of tea from Moss's Hitchin. i'll put a picture on when i can.

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03 Nov 2018 03:53 AM  

Good info Ken
I've wondered about the origins of this tin .
There are only remnants of a label on mine
Possibly a generic tin used by different distributors

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03 Nov 2018 12:34 PM  

 Thanks for the replies..It will be a generic tin ,picked from a catalogue and then their own label stuck inside.This doesnt detract from how busy and colourful the tin is .I think pre 1st W.W.

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03 Nov 2018 02:11 PM  

Quality item.

It's a real pity we cannot zoom images on here.

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03 Nov 2018 05:06 PM  
Heres how we do it.
right click on the image.
left click on veiw image.
open menu on top right of screen.
left click on zoom.
Hope this helps.
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13 Nov 2018 08:40 PM  
Fabbo tin!
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