Manner Cacao, railway wagon shop display tin

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Manner Cacao, railway wagon shop display tin

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Arch Two , Area 9
Biscuit Tins (display)
Shelf 1

A very large red lithographed tinplate railway wagon with black base, pale grey roof and four black wheels, with red vertical ligthographed planking and printed side door flanked by large curved gold letter, MANNER / CACAO. The roof is marked Chocolade Manner in black script.

The cathedral shown in black against a gold rectangle on the wagon side doors is St Stephens Cathedral, Vienna ("Wien")– Jose Manner's first shop was/is in Stefansplatz, Vienna, with a view of the cathedral. Manner started in 1890 and are still going today as an independent business.

The wagon is marked "1 Kilo" and seems to have been a special shop display tin for Manner chocolate or cocoa.

Online sources date the tin as being from 1903.

This exhibit is from the collection of Sarah Leather

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