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    Jacobs Containers

    I know we had Inglis, Hughes, Stevensons and Brewster bread containers but I received an interesting photo recently and in the background what looked like a Jacobs container (biscuits!. It sports the 'JACOB'S' logo and has No. M621 and M375.
    Has anyone ever seen these or have knowledge of them?

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    Hi Tony,
    Is there any chance you could post a copy of the photo?

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    There are some photos of Jacobs trucks, containers etc on http://digital.libraries.dublincity..../manager/Index such as these shown below (better resolution availabe on the site. I know nothing more about them though.

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    I don't ever recall seeing them on trains, but trucks - loads of'em!

    Also, that livery for Jacobs is probably late 70s / early 80s; thus decades later than the likes of Inglis - and thus inappropriate for the Derry Road area if that's an issue.
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    Tony et al

    They DID exist and were small, I think wheeled containers - a fraction the size of my bread containers.

    I have a note somewhere as Michael and I being lovers of Fig Rolls (I"m lying!) were tempted!

    I'll get back on this one.

    Leslie

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    But not that type or modern logo.... I suggested 70s / 80s; I'm as much inclined to think 90s....
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    Quote Originally Posted by leslie10646 View Post
    Tony et al

    They DID exist and were small, I think wheeled containers - a fraction the size of my bread containers.

    I have a note somewhere as Michael and I being lovers of Fig Rolls (I"m lying!) were tempted!

    I'll get back on this one.

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    But how did they get the fig into the figrolls, that is the question....

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    They put them in double beet wagons.
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