W P Branson Coffee Extract

W P Branson Coffee Extract

W. P. Branson, coffee extract bottle, dark green. Less common is the version in reddish-brown glass. These bottles are found all over the world. Branson later become a Limited Company, and later bottles have ‘Ltd’ embossed on them.
Bottles for coffee extract

Bottles for coffee extract

Bottles for coffee extract, including (right) Paterson’s Camp Coffee. The green bottle on the left is similar to those later used by the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society (SCWS) for bottled coffee extract, but unlike those it is not embossed. Both would...
Lockhart’s Cocoa Rooms Plate

Lockhart’s Cocoa Rooms Plate

‘Cocoa rooms’ were the successor to ‘coffee palaces’, offering good, cheap refreshments; and the company Lockhart’s ran almost the┬áVictorian equivalent to a modern chain of coffee shops, with outlets across London. Plates, cups and mugs...
Coffee Palace Cup

Coffee Palace Cup

Part of a cup from ‘The Help Myself Coffee Palace Company’, which was at 216 Old Kent Road. Refreshments were served to subscribers who paid 2d a week. Discarded in East London and dumped in Essex.
Small Green Bottle

Small Green Bottle

Left: Green burst-lip bottle. Use uncertain. From London rubbish dumped in Leigh-on-Sea. Right: a machine-made triangular bottle, for coffee extract? Canterbury, 1910s.
Coffee Bottle

Coffee Bottle

Machine-made, aqua bottle, embossed on three panels ‘Paterson’s, Ess[ence of] “Camp Coffee” & Chicory, Glasgow’, the fourth panel blank for the label. Various sizes were found in this deposit.