Wednesday 29 June 2016

Rebel With A Cause.

The Egg Marketing Board was set up by the government in 1956 to stabilise and prop up the market. Every egg was graded to a national standard and stamped with the lion mark. However, not everybody took kindly to being told what to do......

This is an egg vending machine which allowed farmers to sell their produce directly from their farms. Wholly mechanical it could hold up to 100 boxes of eggs and not needing electricity, allowed it to be utilised in the remotest of areas. The eggs were neither sized nor stamped. Eventually the machines were used for selling other farm produce and as for the Egg Marketing Board? It ceased to exist in 1971.


1 comment:

  1. Love the idea of getting eggs out of a vending machine instead of a Kitkat! xx


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