International Prize Medal, 1862.Hancock's Patent Prize Medal Machine for Purifying Butter from all traces of Milk and Acid, also for cooling and making it firm in hot weather, without touching with the hand... as used in Her Majesty's Dairy, the Emperor of the French, and nearly all Courts in Europe. J. & F. Hancock, Sole Manufacturers and Patentees, Patent Invention Works, Dudley, Worcestershire.
Letterpress broadside on yellow paper, manufacturer's promotional handbill/flyer with woodcut border and royal coat of arms. Sheet 255 x 190mm, 10 x 7½".
Advertisement includes 'Directions for Use' for the prestigious [Irish and British] medal winning machine for the production of Butter "intended for Private Families, Schools, Hotels, & Ships".
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16526] £130.00