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Plastic Bag - Mocopan, Moka Coffee, circa 1972 Object Reg. No: SH 000981

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 text in black purple and white on a white background. On the front of the bag at the top is a cartoon of a butler holding the word 'It's' on a tray, below this is a round teapot in green. On the back is text in Italian and English
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: IT'S (printed in black)/Mocopan (printed in purple)/COFFEE (printed in black)/MOKA (printed in white on green background)/250 g (printed in black)
On back: BLENDED AND ROASTED TO PERFECTION/BY (printed in black) Mocopan (printed in purple) E2160 (printed in black)
Same text is also in Italian
Manufactured For: Mocopan Coffee, Australia, circa 1972
User: Mocopan Coffee, Preston, Victoria, Australia, circa 1972

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