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Beach bucket: beach scene

Date: 1930s
Dimensions:
Overall: 17.5 mm, 25 g
Medium: Tin with coloured offset print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Beach bucket
Object No: 00000166
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Description
    During the 1930s Arnott's produced a series of biscuit tins shaped as beach buckets and decorated with beach scenes. This tin features images of children playing with balls, a small boat, an inflatable toy, beach buckets and a surfboard, together with figures in 1930s swimwear.



    SignificanceThis is a rare example of a beach bucket produced by Arnott's Homebush factory during the 1930s.
    HistoryThe Arnott's factory moved from Newcastle to Homebush in 1906. From the early 1900s they began manufacturing biscuit tins as a means of company promotion, and in the 1930s produced a series of tins in the shape of children's beach buckets.

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