Antique Early 20th Century Dairy Outfit Company Pocock Patent Travelling Eggs Box 

antique early 20th century dairy outfit company large pocock patent travelling eggs box

A rarely seen example of a large travelling egg box, made by the Dairy Outfit Company in the 1930s.

This eggs box is an excellent display piece to have around home. Each side of the box is clearly printed EGGS, in black typography. The maker’s mark for the Dairy Outfit Company also appears on the top of the box, although this has now faded a little and blended into the staining on the top of the box. The original lock to secure the lid in place still works and all of the original fittings are present.

The Dairy Outfit Company produced a range of shop equipment, including egg boxes in a range of sizes. This ‘Pocock’s Patent’ box was designed to be able to send eggs to shops via various means of transportation.

Complete with its original felt liners, designed to keep the precious cargo safe, this box was capable of holding four dozen eggs (although it has felt liners for three dozen).

This box had been sitting unused for many years. Although I have dusted it, it has a very rustic feel to it and hay can still be seen in the felt liners from the last time it was used.

Considering its age, this box is in very fair condition. The ironwork has rusted a little over time but it is complete and the original hinges and lock still work. There is some darker areas of staining to the box, as well as water marks in places. There are also a very small number of old worm holes but the box has been treated. The original advertising- showing the full range and prices of the different boxes available, is still attached to the inside of the lid. However, it has worn and faded over time.

This egg box would add an authentic rustic feel to an interior and they are quirky items to have on display in the home.

Length, 37cm; Width, 30cm (including lock at the front); Height, 19cm

UK delivery included; international delivery £50 maximum depending on location.

 

 

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