Buchanan Brothers Zoo Tin


This very, very old tin was sold by John Buchanan and Bros Ltd, probably around 1900. They were makers of confectionary, chocolates, jams & jellies and “delicious homemade marmalade”.  This of course implies that the confectionary chocolates, jams & jellies were neither delicious nor home-made – just the marmalade.   Well there we go…. They were to be found in Stewart Street, Cowcaddens, Glasgow.

What was in this tin we know not – all that is left is spots of rust and the odd dead beetle.

The charming disc atop rotates (well just) – and was part of some mysterious ZOO game – the rules of which are on the back but so seriously worn that they are now illegible – in keeping with the rest of the tin one might say.

Very old, very worn, chipped, bent, rusty and a must for the serious collector…

About 8¾ x 5½ x 4ish inches. 

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