'The New Milk of Magnesia Tablets Foil Pack Asembly Line', 1966.
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A photograph of workers on a factory line packing tablets, taken by an unknown photographer for The Sun newspaper in 1966. The women are working on an asembly line for milk of magnesia tablets, placing them in foil packs. The factory, near Newcastle, produced 60,000 foil strip packs containing 300,000 tablets each day. Milk of magnesia is taken as a cure for stomach upsets. In 1966 these foil strips containing five tablets, cost 6d - 2 1/2p. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.