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Label - A.Darby

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

Description
Primarily a rectangular shaped label with all the edges curved. It features text , scrolls, a Maltese cross, lemons, flowers, leaves, berries, grapes and another puce coloured fruit.It is multi coloured. It is adhered to a piece of white card.
Size
L13cm W 9.5cm
Object Registration
002532
Keywords
a.darby, cordials, warrnambool, cloves cordial, alfred darby
Historical information
Alfred Darby leased a cordial factory in Henna Street, Warrnambool in 1897. The Maltese cross was his well known trade mark. In 1899 he tried to start another cordial factory in Koroit Street but was prevented from doing so because it contravened the agreement he had with the owner of the Henna Street building. It is not known when he left Warrnambool but he had an interest in another cordial factory in Rochester, Victoria.
When Made
1890's
Made By
Gaspars Modern Printing Co. (Maker)
Significance
This label is of considerable significance as details of Alfred Darby's cordial manufacturing business operations in Warrnambool are scant.
Inscriptions & Markings
CLOVES TRADE MARK MANUFACTURED BY A DARBY, HENNA ST., WARRNAMBOOL
Last updated
6 Oct 2019 at 7:00PM