Tray, William Irvine General Merchant; Unknown manufacturer; Unknown; WY.1996.64...

Name/Title

Tray, William Irvine General Merchant

About this object

This is a complimentary tray from William Irvine General Merchant Edendale. Bill immigrated to New Zealand from Scotland in 1916. In 1919, he established a bakery at Edendale which provided goods to Wyndham, Mataura, Seaward Downs and Menzies Ferry. In 1927 Bill opened a small second store in Wyndham, and over time built up a large business which expanded far beyond Edendale, catering for weddings, balls, dances and race meetings.

Bill Irvine remarked to a tradesman setting up a business in Edendale after World War Two, that the people of Edendale were 'a great crowd', noting that he could supply a years worth of bread and be assured of payment.

Maker

Unknown manufacturer

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, stainless steel

Inscription and Marks

Engraved on face: 'COMPLIMENTS
OF
WILLIAM IRVINE
GENERAL MERCHANT
EDENDALE'.

Measurements

dia 315 mm x d 25 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Business and Retail

Object Type

trays

Object number

WY.1996.64.13

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