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Biscuit making at the Menz factory
Title : Biscuit making at the Menz factory Biscuit making at the Menz factory
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Publisher : Menz Biscuit Factory
Date of creation : 1934
Format : Film
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

This promotional film made by W.F. McConnel of Mac's Movies shows biscuit production at the Menz factory; from the delivery of wheat through to a silver service display of the finished product.

John Menz arrived in Adelaide from Hamburg in 1849 and established a grocery and bakery business in Wakefield Street with his wife, Magdalena.

Son, William, established W Menz & Co. Ltd in the late 1860s after the death of his father.

Creators of the much loved Yo-yo biscuit, the company manufactured bread, biscuits and confectionery from the Wakefield Street premises until 1953 when biscuit production moved to Marleston.

The business was sold to Arnott's Biscuits in the early 1960s, and the confectionary side (including their famed Fruchocs) was picked up by Robern in 1992.
Related names :

W. Menz & Co.

Coverage year : 1934
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
W. Menz & Co. A hundred years of progress, 1850-1950, Adelaide : W. Menz & Co., 1950
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