Brislington Community Museum

Fry's canteen cup

Fry's canteen cup
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Cup (handle broken away) from the former Fry (later Cadbury) chocolate factory at Keynsham.

Eric Miles (local author, steam engine enthusiast, and expert on Keynsham's Fry factory) informs us that this cup "was manufactured by Pountney at their Fishponds works. The logo is the standard one used on their Sentinel Steam Waggons as well as on the Sentinel Shunter. It depicts the factory from the Keynsham - Willsbridge road. The Power House chimney and A Block (although too many floors) with a bit of artistic licence showing two mounds and trees with the factory in between."

Inner diameter of lip 69mm
Outer diameter of lip 75mm
Diameter of base 50mm
Height 72mm

Blue transfer print on the upper part of the outside, facing a right-handed drinker:


The text (sans serif font) is centred in a rectangular image (26mm high by 34mm wide) bordered on right and left by delicate rosettes resembling trees. In the centre, nestling beyond two hills, is a glimpse revealing five storeys of the Fry chocolate factory. The word SOMERDALE is enclosed in a scroll.

Green transfer print on base:

MADE IN ???????

The word Bristol is in an italic script, the rest is in a sans serif font.

Material: ceramic

Period: Modern

Find spot: Near the Hill Lawn entrance to Nightingale Valley (ST62047141).

Exhibit contributed by Ken Taylor

Text written by Ken Taylor with contribution from Eric Miles

Photographer: Kai Taylor

Acquisition number: 180629a1

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