can, mustard pickles; S. Kirkpatrick & Co Limited; 1900?; RX.1997.34

Name/Title

can, mustard pickles

About this object

A can of 'K' Musto piccalilli manufactured in Nelson, New Zealand. Found in a tidy up of the museum along with a number of items in 1997.

Notes from www.theprow.org.nz

Samuel Kirkpatrick (1854-1925) grew up in Ireland, was educated in Liverpool and emigrated to California, where he worked in the wholesale tea business and fruit processing factories. In January 1878 he moved to New Zealand at the age of 26. In that year a committee formed the ‘Nelson Jam & Fruit Preserving Company". Samuel Kirkpatrick was resident in Dunedin at the time and wrote to the committee outlining his terms for the management of a Jam company.¹ He left for Britain and returned accompanied by his widowed mother and aunt, in 1881, to establish a food canning business in Bridge St, Nelson opposite the Queen's Gardens. With equipment he had purchased in Britain (a boiler, two steam jacketed jam pans and a steam vat for preserving fruit) operations began. Production was limited to 1000 cans a day, as all of the tins had to be made by hand.²

Maker

S. Kirkpatrick & Co Limited

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1900?

Period

1900s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Nelson

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal

Inscription and Marks

PERFECT CONDIMENT
K
'MUSTO'
REGISTERED
FOR MAKING
DELICIOUS
MUSTARD PICKLES
PICALLILI

{other sides of tin have recipes and contents but too much detail to record here}

Measurements

h 108mm x diam 70mm
wt 103g

Object Type

containers

Object number

RX.1997.34

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