Drum toffee tin (Sharps Toffee)
Drum toffee tin (Sharps Toffee)(i)
Arch Two , Area 9 |
Biscuit Tins (display)
A large cylindrical orange lithographed tinplate Sharps Toffee "drum" toffee tin.
This exhibit is from the collection of Sarah Leather
The tin is a functional "musical" drum, with plain pale cream-coloured ends and a bright orange printed curved side, showing a printed representation of zig-zagging drum-skin tensioning ropes, the Sharp's Super-Kreem Toffee logo, and an illustration of the Sir Kreemy Knut character.
The upper "skin" of the drum has an anchor point (presumably for attaching a neck-strap so that the drum can hang against the belly of the wearer), and a small clip (presumably for holding a beater).