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K1277 Kerosene bottle, Laurel Kerosene, glass / paper / cork / metal / kerosene, made by Vacuum Oil Company Pty Ltd for G J Coles & Co Ltd, Australia, date unknown. Click to enlarge.

Bottle of Laurel Kerosene

Made
Kerosene bottle, Laurel Kerosene, glass / paper / cork / metal / kerosene, Vacuum Oil Company Pty Ltd, Australia, date unknown

Triangular shaped bottle of mould pressed brown glass with cork and metal stopper and paper label with manufacturing information printed in red, white and blue. Approximately a quater of contents remains. Warning embossed on one side of bottle.

Summary

Object No.

K1277

Object Statement

Kerosene bottle, Laurel Kerosene, glass / paper / cork / metal / kerosene, made by Vacuum Oil Company Pty Ltd for G J Coles & Co Ltd, Australia, date unknown

Physical Description

Kerosene bottle, Laurel Kerosene, glass / paper / cork / metal / kerosene, Vacuum Oil Company Pty Ltd, Australia, date unknown

Triangular shaped bottle of mould pressed brown glass with cork and metal stopper and paper label with manufacturing information printed in red, white and blue. Approximately a quater of contents remains. Warning embossed on one side of bottle.

Marks

Paper label printed in blue, white and red reads 'VACCUM / QUALITY PRODUCT / LAUREL / KEROSENE / PRODUCED IN BULK BY VACUUM OIL COMPANY PTY LTD / KEEP AWAY FROM FIRE / NETT CONTENTS 20 FLUID OZS. / G.J. COLES & CO. LTD / AUSTRALIA'.
Embossed on side side of bottle 'THIS BOTTLE / MUST NOT BE / USED AS A / FOOD CONTAINER'.

Dimensions

Height

300 mm

Width

75 mm

Depth

75 mm

Production

Notes

Made by Vacuum Oil Company Pty Ltd, Australia

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1984

Acquisition Date

10 September 1984

Cite this Object

Harvard

Bottle of Laurel Kerosene 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 June 2022, <https://ma.as/260728>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/260728 |title=Bottle of Laurel Kerosene |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=25 June 2022 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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