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Box - Petroline Candles, Melbourne, 1880 -1881 Reg. No: SH 961016
- Blue cardboard box which once held candles. Label on front shows that the manufacturers, J Kitchen & Sons and Apollo Co, were awarded gold and silver medals at the 1875 Intercolonial Exhibition held in Melbourne and the 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition, and a gold medal at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition.
The packing was found under the floorboards of the Royal Exhibition Building during renovations to the interiors, 1985-1989.
- Paper box, blue-grey, to hold candles. Label pasted on, with text in black and depictions of the medals awarded at the Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition (1875), the Centennial Exhibition held in Philadelphia (1876) and the Melbourne International Exhibition (1880).
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
|Dimensions:||65 mm (Height), 240 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||exhibitions philadelphia centennial international 1876, exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, lighting, domestic equipment, exhibitions melbourne intercolonial victorian 1875, manufacturers, candles, royal exhibition building|
|Themes this item is part of:||Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING|
|Secondary Classification:||International Exhibitions|
|Tertiary Classification:||exhibition heritage|
|Inscriptions:||BY ROYAL LETTER PATENT/PEROLINE CANDLES/J.KITCHEN & SONS & APOLLO CO.LTD/MELBOURNE. BRISBANE & WELLINGTON, N.Z.|
|Manufacturer:||J. Kitchen & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880|
|Manufacturer:||Apollo Co. Ltd., 1880|