James Lawrence opened The South Gippsland Cordial Co. in Mine Rd, Korumburra, in 1895. It passed through a number of hands in the first half of the 20th century, from William Dobell to Mr Ebsworth, then finally to Colin Malcolm McLean in 1946. McLean dropped what he considered to be the old fashioned Lyrebird label, and in 1948 introduced the new, modern “Joe’s” label.
Glass botte with metal soda syphon.
Inscriptions & markings
The glass is etched with "Joe's Soda Water, South Gippsland Cordial Co Korumburra. Net contents 30.FL.OZS This syphon remains the property of South Gippsland Cordial Co, Kurumburra and its use by others is illegal. British Syphon Company"