27 Apr '12, 1pm

Sugar Daddies

Sugar Daddies

27 April, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Posted in The Urban Landscape | Leave a comment Tags: buildings of london With a tin bearing an image of the rotting carcass of a lion surrounded by a swarm of bees is not by today’s standards the most politically correct way to advertise your product. The brand registered in 1904 is recorded by the Guinness Book of Records as having the world’s oldest branding and packaging. The man who chose that design was Abraham Lyle who set up his sugar refinery in Silvertown a mile downriver from his competitor Henry Tate who famously invented the sugar cube and founded his eponymous art gallery. Both men refused to acknowledge the other’s presence, even taking separate carriages on the train for their daily commute from Fenchurch Street to Silvertown. Even though the two sugar barons refused to meet there was a tacit agreement not to tread on each others...

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