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Label - Warrnambool Woollen Mill

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
White label with blue printing adhered to grey cardboard. There is another label on the same card.
Size
Label L 22cm W 15.5cm Card L 24cm W 22cm
Object Registration
002523
Keywords
woollen mill, warrnambool, gaspar's modern print company, electric blankets, john bennett
Historical information
The Warrnambool Woollen Mill was officially opened on November 14th, 1910. The first manager was John E. Bennett. Goods made were " blankets, flannels, articles of universal use". In 1958 the Mill became the first to manufacture electric blankets in Australia. In 2000 the Mill closed after 90 years of operation.
When Made
Early 20th century
Made By
Gaspars Modern Printing Co. (Maker)
Significance
This label is of much importance as the Warrnambool Woollen Mill was a major manufacturing business in Warrnambool for 90 years.
Inscriptions & Markings
WARRNAMBOOL Slumba Safe ELECTRICALLY HEATED BLANKET ABSOLUTELY SAFE ECONOMICAL Versatile & Hygienic
NUMBER
MANUFACTURED BY; WARRNAMBOOL WOOLLEN MILL CO. LIMITED SOUTH WARRNAMBOOL
Last updated
18 Jul 2019 at 1:08PM