Cereal box, Creamoata; Banks Box Company Limited; 1929; GO.FLEM49

Name/Title

Cereal box, Creamoata

About this object

The is an example of the packaging of Creamoata from the 1920s. Creamoata came in different degrees of coarseness and this was reflected in the colour of the packaging. A yellow box signified a finer grain of porridge. Creamoata was an oat cereal manufactured by Fleming & Co, Gore N.Z.

Sergeant Dan the Creamoata man has been cut out of the box. This is because you could save up Sergeant Dan cut outs and exchange them for a silver plated spoon. We have one of these Sergeant Dan spoons in the Collection.

Maker

Banks Box Company Limited

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1929

Period

1920s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, North Island, Auckland

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, paper, card

Inscription and Marks

Top flap, Copperplate script: 'Banks Box . Co Ltd x 56000'
Stamp: '7 Nov 1929'

Measurements

h 195 mm x w 110 mm x d 70 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Industry and Manufacturing

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Collection

Fleming Collection

Object Type

containers

Object number

GO.FLEM49

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