Category:Macfarlane Lang

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index

Macfarlane Lang began as a bakery and shop in Gallowgate, opened by James Lang in 1817. The business became Macfarlane Lang in 1841, being taken over by Lang's nephew, John Macfarlane after his death.

Expansion

The company expanded to include a new bread factory at Wesleyan Street in Calton, Glasgow in 1880 and opened Victoria Biscuit Works to start manufacturing machine-made biscuits in 1886. An expansion to London in 1903 saw the opening of the Imperial Biscuit Works in Fulham and the company's name was changed to Macfarlane Lang & Co. in 1904. A new Victoria Biscuit Works with modern equipment was opened in 1925 in Tollcross.

In 1948, Macfarlane Lang joined with fellow Scottish biscuit manufacturers Mcvitie and Price to form United Biscuits, which is now one of Britain’s leading biscuit manufacturers.

Biscuit Tins

Macfarlane Lang is one of the companies that had biscuit tins made for them by the decorative tin manufacturers Barringer, Wallis and Manners. Two examples of these, the Birds Nest tin and the Biscuit Lorry tin can be seen in the museum’s Biscuit Tins display.

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