Click here to skip to content

Advert for Reckitt's Starch

Advert for Reckitt's Starch

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1887

Shelfmark: Evan.6106

Item number: 6106

Genre: Leaflet

Related images

1 2

Isaac Reckitt was born in Wainfleet in 1792 to a large wool farming family. He was an ambitious man and with his older brothers ran a milling business in Boston, Yorkshire. Isaac and his wife then ran a corn business in Nottingham but this collapsed under mounting debts and they were forced to move again.

They took over a small starch making factory in Hull and founded Rickett & Sons. The business prospered: in 1851 they employed 51 people but by 1861 this had increased to 210, of which a large proportion were women.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: