40s measuring jugs

Vintage Australian measuring jugsVintage measuring jugs
made in Australia c.1940s

The jug to the right still has its original ‘Waratah’ sticker which proudly proclaims “99% pure aluminium”. It has its measuring scale stamped on the inside – 2 pints or 40 oz. With a black bakelite handle [and lovely expressed mountings] it ticks all the boxes for me! It is relatively pristine and I hazard a guess as to an easy life since it was made.

The other two jugs show all the vicissitudes of a hard working kitchen life. The fronts-most jug has a brown bakelite handle, again with those expressed mounts. The last jug has a riveted aluminium handle. Both these jugs have the same inside scale as the Waratah, but with more dings and dulling of the aluminium. Evidence of real life!

Use the jugs in the kitchen, or as funky vases, or just add them to your collection of 40s jugs.

For sale: $AUD75

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