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Date Made/Found: 1899-1929
Material and Medium: Wood and Metal and Paper
Dimensions: Overall (Closed): 78 × 297 × 175mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 2015.195
George Bassett founded his confectionery company in Sheffield in 1842. The 1879 Illustrated Guide to Sheffield reported that the works were some of the largest in the kingdom and employed nearly 200 people. Liquorice All-Sorts were created by accident in 1899, when salesman Charlie Thompson dropped a tray of samples, mixing all the liquorice sweets together. The shop liked the look of the mixed version, and placed an order for them on the spot. The ready mixed sweets became very popular.
Display Location: In Store
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