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Demi-john - stoneware

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
Large cream-coloured demi-john with screw top lid with rubber seal. Cylindrical body with domed shoulder, screw stoneware stopper. Handle from shoulder to neck.
Size
H - 450mm C - 215mm
Object Registration
37
Keywords
demijohn tomlinson-connie container-commercial stoneware ceramics
Historical information
Large demijohn donated by Tomlinson, Connie Miss) daughter of Tomlinson, John (Mr) who worked in Temple's then Herbert's store, then his own business - very keen worker for starting Orbost Hospital. Father was also secretary of Loyal Orbost Lodge for 21 years.Miss Tomlinson owned Connort (now Moogji building) and worked as a secretary at the Orbost Shire Council.
When Made
C1920's -1930's
Made By
NOXO Products Pty Ltd
Significance
This item is an example of an early 20th century ceramic container. The Tomlinson family was a prominent Orbost family in the early to mid 20th century.
Inscriptions & Markings
NOXO Products Pty Ltd Melbourne
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM