Toothpaste Pot Lid

Toothpaste Pot Lid

Antiseptic Carnation Tooth Paste, prepared by W. T. Cooper, Chemist etc, 26 Oxford St. Black transfer on white, with decorative border.
Bloater Paste Pot Lid

Bloater Paste Pot Lid

Part of a lid for a large pot of [BLOA]TER [PASTE], with a thistle design below, showing a word ending in T followed by the word LUNC[HEON]. Variations of this pot lid have been found for ‘POTTED BEEF’ and ‘ANCHOVY PASTE’. The contents is...
Prattware Pot Lids

Prattware Pot Lids

Fragments of polychrome transfer-printed pot lids, used for luxury meat and fish pastes. They mostly date to the period 1850-80 and preceded the black and white lids with company names. Found with Victorian rubbish at Leigh (left) and Hadleigh (right).
Plain Pot Lid and Base

Plain Pot Lid and Base

Small pot lid with fractured base. The lid would have had a paper label. Pots of this sort were sold by local chemists, containing toothpaste, cold cream, bear’s grease and the like. Larger companies could afford transfer-printed labels, which had the advantage...