Jacob Cooper’s Cream Pot

Some items just have a certain elegance. Such is the case with a little cream jug which was owned by Jacob Cooper.

We have met Jacob before on this blog. You could try here or here to learn more about this former resident of our parish.

But today we look at his cream container which dates from the second half of the nineteenth century.

Jacob Copper's cream pot is at Market Lavington Museum

Jacob Copper’s cream pot is at Market Lavington Museum

This little pot might look like a dustbin but it stands about 7 cm tall. It is described as tin with a carrying handle and a clip for fastening as well. These, like the lid hinge, are made of brass.

 

Cream pot supplied by the  Dairy Supply Company of Museum Street, London

Cream pot supplied by the Dairy Supply Company of Museum Street, London

The embossed name label tells us this was supplied by the Dairy Supply Co Lt of Museum 35 in London.

This company dates from the 1860s. The Museum Street building dates from the 1880s and is still standing although no longer anything to do with the dairy industry.

Another piece of labelling is on the hinge.

 

Hinge by Hanamada

Hinge by Hanamada

We think Hanamada were probably the manufacturers of the hinge.

This item is on display in the Market Lavington Museum kitchen.

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2 Responses to “Jacob Cooper’s Cream Pot”

  1. Rachel Says:

    Hi Rog – you’ve probably seen this but here’s another one, similar anyway, with the same hinge and made by the same company with a picture here: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/edwardian-tin-brass-milk-churn-309317518
    What a lovely item for such a day to day object!

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