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Papers Relating To The Macadam Family And British Malt Products
- Ref No: EL236
- Repository: East Lothian Archive Service
- Date: 1940s & 1950s
- Description: Collection of papers that relate to the Macadam family of Dunbar. Includes correspondence (mostly with Miss H MacAdam) an accounts and meeting minutes of British Malt Products (BMP)
- AdminHistory: The Macadam had a large part in BMP. Much of the correspondence is dealing with the management structure of the company - an issue which is very contentious at times. Robert and William McAdam founded the British Malt Products Company and initiated the production of malt extract for usage in the baking, medicinal and textile (destarching) industries. The company also exported their products to many countries such as Canada, South America, India, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. During the Second World War, a factory for making Dry Malt Extract was built and this ingredient was used in Mars Bars products placed in R.A.F, escape kit packages. In 1959, an electric German Turbo-mill for refining flour was installed at Beltonford. In the late 1960s, decreasing markets and the move towards centralisation affected the mills and in 1970 the mills and malting were sold to Associated British Maltsers. Much of the machinery was removed and parts of the old mills were adapted for experimenting with a new process for making barley syrup for brewing.
- Extent: 0.014
- Level: Fonds
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- Access Status: Open
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- For more information contact: East Lothian Archive Service