Lobster-shaped chocolate mold

This chocolate mold was manufactured between 1952 and 1972 by Randle & Smith, a company founded in Birmingham, England at the end of World War II. The owners of Randle & Smith sought out workers from the leading chocolate mold company, Anton Reiche, of Dresden, Germany, who had been displaced by World War II bombings. Reiche was well known for its quality and intricate designs.
Currently not on view
Object Name
mold, chocolate
chocolate mold, lobster
Randle & Smith
overall: 16.8 cm x 6.9 cm; 6 5/8 in x 2 11/16 in
place made
United Kingdom: England, Birmingham, Birmingham
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of the Chocolate Manufacturers Association of the USA

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