Patent Pulp Manufacturing Co.
circa 1900 - circa 1959
Papier-mache, metal and paint
312 mm (height); 297 mm (diameter)
Place of origin
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National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
A bright yellow painted papier mache bucket made by the company 'Thetford Pulp Ware’ (possibly early 20th century). It was made from jute bagging, wood pulp, vegetable fibers and rags. It has a removable lid, in the centre of which is a turned wooden knob. Hooped metal handle suspended from two shaped brackets all painted bright yellow. There is some paint loss around the rim. The base is a cream and pink colour. May be part of a set with a papier mache baby bath. Thetford Pulp Ware’ was a specially patented waterproof papier-mache like material. It was made from jute bagging, wood pulp, vegetable fibers and rags. Founded in 1879, the company continued producing Pulp ware until the 1950s when production shifted to modern plastics. Total number of items is 2.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by Mrs Carter in February 1990.
Makers and roles
Patent Pulp Manufacturing Co., manufacturer