Yellow tomato shaped sauce bottle

Side view of a tomato sauce bottle showing the round bottle with leaf shaped lid. Side view of a tomato sauce bottle showing the round bottle with leaf shaped lid. Top view of a tomato sauce bottle showing the lid open. Top view of a tomato sauce bottle showing the lid closed. Underside view of a tomato sauce bottle showing the moulded inscription. Side view of a tomato sauce bottle showing the three colourways in the collection together.
Side view of a tomato sauce bottle showing the round bottle with leaf shaped lid. Side view of a tomato sauce bottle showing the round bottle with leaf shaped lid. Top view of a tomato sauce bottle showing the lid open. Top view of a tomato sauce bottle showing the lid closed. Underside view of a tomato sauce bottle showing the moulded inscription. Side view of a tomato sauce bottle showing the three colourways in the collection together.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 003440.2
Country
Date
1950 (circa)

Description

A yellow tomato shaped ketchup bottle made of PE (polyethylene) and designed in the 1950s by Morris Friedman as the first squeezable food dispensers. These tomato sauce bottles were mass-produced and were commonly found in homes as well as restaurants and diners. Polyethelene is one of the simplest and most commonly encountered plastics, it is light and has a good balance between impact strength and flexibility. It is also food safe, has good chemical resistance, low moisture permeability, and can cope with moderately hot and cold temperatures. It is therefore suitable to be used as food containers.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

moulded: "Pastex - Made in South Africa Mckesson and Robbins Ltd Haine Rd Industrial estate Ramsgate Kent 26"
Dimensions
Diameter
80mm
Method Note
bottle
lid
Colour