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Plastic Bag - Mocopan Dark Roast Coffee, circa 1972 Object Reg. No: SH 000975

Plastic Mocopan bag used by Mocopan Food Processing Company at Preston to package and brand their produce, circa 1972. 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.
Clear rectangular plastic bag with blue text, and a picture of a person sitting on an camel and holding a cup of coffee, with palm trees in the background in yellow and blue. There are white circles around the top and on the sides of the bag.
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: Mocopan/COFFEE/GUIDE OF/CONNOISSEURS/DARK ROAST (printed in yellow)/500g NET (printed in black on yellow background)
On Side: BLENDED AND ROASTED to PERFECTION/ BY Mocopan/257 PLENTY RD., PRESTON, MELB. TEL: 44 5011 (printed in white on blue background)
Same text in Italian on other side.
Manufactured For: Mocopan Coffee, Australia, circa 1972
User: Mocopan Coffee, Preston, Victoria, Australia, circa 1972


Dominic Pellegrino Posted on 16 Nov 2010 12:14 PM
Your abridged history of the origins of Mocopan is not quite accurate. Coperchini and Panatieri left the partnershup and sold out to Charlie Pellegrino and Frank Dimattina who remained owners until it was sold to Cerebos. The Pellegrino family in concert with the Dimattina family retained their shareholding from the very beginning till the company was sold. My father was a director till 1982 after which I took over as director till we sold the company.

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