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Plastic Bag - Mocopan, Coffee Catering Pack, 1950s-1970s Object Reg. No: SH 000959

Plastic Mocopan bag used by Mocopan Food Processing Company at Preston to package and brand their produce. Mocopan was established by Agostino Monici, Sergio Coperchini and Vic Panettieri in 1953. The name was an amalgamation of the surnames of the three men. Mocopan was originally composed of three sections; coffee processing and sales; the production of smallgoods, and the processing of polenta flour. The smallgoods were unsuccessful and both Coperchini and Panettieri left the company, a succession of partners followed, including Frank Dimattina. Mocopan was managed by the Dimattina's until 1995 when it was sold to a multi-national.
Used: Victoria, Australia
White rectangular plastic bag, with Mocopan logo, six pointed star with southern cross in top point, in yellow, in a scroll on the front.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Phil Magris, 2000
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: food drink consumption, food storage preservation, italian communities, italian immigration, coffee
Themes this item is part of: Mocopan Pty. Ltd., Coffee & Food Processing, Preston, Victoria, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Food & Drinks - Coffee & Tea
Tertiary Classification: product packaging
Inscriptions: On front: NOT FOR RETAIL SALE /Mocopan/QUALITY/COFFEE/E2160/CATERING/PORTION CONTROL PACK (printed in red).
Manufactured For: Mocopan Coffee, Australia, 1950s-1970s
User: Mocopan Coffee, Preston, Victoria, Australia, 1950s-1970s

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