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Sheet of Bags - Mocopan, Italian Style Tipo Famiglia Coffee, circa 1972 Object Reg. No: SH 000996

Sheet of Mocopan bags 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.
Rectangular piece of clear plastic with rectangles at regular intervals, with a white background, black boarder, half a blue coffee pot and text in green and red. Parallel to these are a smaller white rectangle with text in black and red, one has English text the other Italian.
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: In large rectangle: coffee/by/Mocopan (printed in red)/continental/style/tipo/famiglia (printed in blue)/1 KG NET/E2160 (printed in black)
In smaller rectangle: BLENDED AND ROASTED TO PERFECTION/ BY (printed in black) Mocopan (printed in red)
In smaller rectangle on other side: MISCELATO E TOSTATO ALLA PERFEZIONE/CAFFE (printed in black) Mocopan(printed in red).
Manufactured For: Mocopan Coffee, Australia, circa 1972
User: Mocopan Coffee, Preston, Victoria, Australia, circa 1972

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