Medicine, 'M.E.C. Medicated Pastilles' Tin; Romisons Confectionary Ltd.; 1937-19...

Name/Title

Medicine, 'M.E.C. Medicated Pastilles' Tin

About this object

Made by Rominson's Confectionary Ltd in New Zealand, the M E C in these pastilles stands for menthol, eucalyptus and cinnamon.

Julius Romison, a Jewish immigrant, began manufacturing confectionery in Dunedin about 1884.

It is said that his first confectionery making in Dunedin was done at home in the wash-house/kitchen, where there was a boiler and equipment to shape and wrap sweets. His business grew to include the operation of three retail shops in Dunedin - two in Princess Street and one the High Street.

In 1937 Jack McNamara, backed by a group of Dunedin investors, acquired the plant and recipes, and that year established Romison's Confectionery Limited.

In 1946, the business became known as Regina Confections Limited.

Maker

Romisons Confectionary Ltd.

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1937-1946

Period

1940s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Otago, Dunedin

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, steel

Inscription and Marks

Printed on tin: 'M.E.C.'
'Regina Product'
'MEDICATED PASTILLES'

Measurements

h 19 mm x w 93 mm x d 77 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

Object Type

objects

Object number

WY.0000.456

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