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Arnott's beach bucket shaped biscuit tin

Date: 1930s
Dimensions:
Overall: 175 mm, 0.25 kg
Medium: Tin with coloured offset print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Beach bucket
Object No: V00000166
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    Description
    During the 1930s Arnott's produced a series of biscuit tins, shaped as beach buckets and colourfully illustrated with popular images of the seaside. This biscuit tin is decorated with a beach scene showing children in swimsuits playing with a small boat, an inflatable toy, beach buckets and a surfboard.
    SignificanceThis is a rare example of a beach bucket shaped biscuit tin produced by Arnott's Homebush factory during the 1930s.
    HistoryFrom the early 1900s the Arnott's biscuit factory produced colourfully illustrated biscuit tins to promote their product. In the 1930s a series of tins in the shape of children's beach buckets were manufactured.

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