"Hotlock Food Conveyor" hot box


"Hotlock Food Conveyor", insulated candle-heated food hot box, for emergency feeding purposes, 1945-1959

Part of a collection of emergency feeding equipment associated with the strategic food stockpile, established by the Ministry of Food and maintained for mass feeding in the event of nuclear war, or other civil emergencies by the Ministry of Agriculture, 1945-1992

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Nutrition & Food Technology
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food warmer
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
Ministry of Agriculture. Emergencies and

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