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Early Blanco? 4 months 2 weeks ago #84372

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Can anyone tell me when this cake of khaki Blanco dates to? I believe it may be quite early, i.e. Boer War era, but am certainly no expert.

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Searching the Sheffield papers of yesterday shows that Joseph Pickering & Sons were in operation at the time of the Boer War as this illustrated advert from 1895 shows.



The article below is from a 1928 Sheffield paper and shows Blanco in mould form was amongst their products.

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Early Blanco? 4 months 2 weeks ago #84374

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Two more adverts, the first from 1894, the second from 1919.
Your cake certainly looks very like the 1919 version ("web-blanco" illustrated), but it may not have changed since the ABW period.

To me the colour looks more WWI than Anglo-Boer War.



Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News 01 December 1894





The Bystander 12 March 1919


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You could contact the Blanco & Bull company. They may be able to help?
www.blancoandbull.com/blanco-history/blanco-white/
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
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This advert appeared regularly in the Army & Navy Gazette throughout the Boer War. The one I have extracted was in the 6th October 1900 issue. Note the "Sold at every Canteen" and the "cup-shaped blocks".

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