Christmas wishes

The holiday season is well and truly upon us and in searching our collection for Christmas related items I came upon this tin. These small brass boxes were issued to all those wearing the Kings’ uniform, fighting in World War I, during Christmas 1914. From Princess Mary, the tins contained cigarettes, tobacco, pens or chocolate, depending […]

The Cakes Continue!

Here at the museum we have been helping Unilever Petone to catalogue its museum and archives collection that has amassed over the last century.  These are some of the tools of the trade. Among the many treasures I’ve found a Glycerine Cookbook called “How Glycerine makes better cakes and Bigger Profits”. All the recipes include at least one pound of […]