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Object ID 003023

Object Name Thorn's toffee tin

Object Desc Gold metal tin with lid (A) and base (Base)

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002718a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords candy,tins,toffee,Thorne's,

Title Thorn's toffee tin

Description Gold cylinder candy tin wih rose design on lid (A) and base (B), printing on bottom says Thorne's World's Premire Toffee


Approx Collection Date

Height 7

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 4

Circumference 12

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Henry Thorne and Company, LTD Leeds England

Maker Details From humble beginnings in a mustard and chicory shop in the 1830s, Henry Thorne’s business grew to become a leading name in confectionery. With similar Quaker roots to Cadbury, Terry and Fry; by the 1960s the Thorne business was producing over two million pieces of confectionery a day. In 1971 the business closed and the factory was demolished. Thornes, with their distinctive slogan “The World’s Premier Toffee” had their factory in central Leeds, next to the old bus station, now wasteland used as a car park.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2718A-B



Date FEB 27,2015

Summary good

Assessor Megan Hindman

Notes slight rust inside and out


Date FEB 27,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 27,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to On-Site Storage from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 4,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4 from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin