Tin: Preserved Beef

The Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Co. Ltd
Production date
Circa 1900
Tin of preserved roast beef from Castaway Depot, Antipodes Is.
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Dimensions (LxWxH): 110 x 65 x 120mm (4 5/16 x 2 9/16 x 4 3/4")
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Castaway Depot Supplies
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Marks and Inscriptions
Marks/Inscriptions: The Gear Meat Preserving & Freezing Co.
Roast Beef
Wellington New Zealand

This food contains not more than 14 grains of saltpetre to the pound
This tin contains not less than 1lb. 11 ounces net

Remove Content from can immediately it is opened, and on no account return the meat to the tin or place under a closed cover

Warranted to keep in a??? limate
Slice with a sharp knife
Ready for table use
??oroughly cool the can

This star * is the exact point to commence opening this can use an ordinary can opener follow lower edge on label all around

This MEAT was examined & passed by government veterinary surgeon before being put into the can.

Compressed Cooked Roast Beef
Antwerp 1885 with image of a medal
Sydney 1880 with image of a medal from International Exhibition
Image of Royal Seal with wording By Special Appointment to his royal majesties the Duke of Edinburgh and Governors of New Zealand
Melbourne 1880 with image of a medal from International Exhibition
NZ 1885 with image of a medal from N.Z. Industrial Exhibition
The Gear
Meat Preserving & Freezing Co.
Wellington New Zealand
e; Type of mark: manufacturer's label; Method: Printed; Notes: A large multicoloured (Red background, blue, white and black trim with blue white and yellow lettering) paper label that goes around the tin


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