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Platers and Stampers Ltd, Derby

Female workers labelling and packaging 'Prestige' pressure cookers at the Derby Factory of Platers and Stampers on City Road in Little Chester. The pressure cooker was invented by French Physicist, Denis Papin in 1679. His steam digester (pressure cooker) was a closed vessel with a tightly fitting lid that confined the steam at a higher pressure, considerably raising the boiling point of the water…