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Biographical entry Guest, Thomas Bibby (1830 - 1908)

15 November 1830
Chester, Cheshire, England
3 April 1908
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia


Thomas Bibby Guest was a biscuit manufacturer who ran the Melbourne firm T. B. Guest and Company. In 1856 he received Victorian Industrial Society award for his biscuits which were received favourably at the London Exhibition of 1873. Guest's pattern for a machine for making Currant Luncheons was taken up by English biscuit machine manufacturers.


Born Chester, England, 15 November 1830. Died Melbourne, 3 April 1908. Arrived Sydney in Salacia 1852; to Melbourne; formed Barnes, Guest & Co., biscuit manufacturers (Became T.B. Guest & Co. 1858).

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  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, Details
  • Farrer, Keith Thomas Henry, A Settlement Amply Supplied: Food Technology in Nineteenth Century Australia (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1980), 332 pp. Details

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