IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates
IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates
IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates
IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates
IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates
IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates
IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates
IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates
IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates
IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates
IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates
IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates
IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates
IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates
IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates
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IXL Recipes With Labour & Ingredient Costs and Award Certificates

c1895–1930. Group of nine items pertaining to the IXL company founded by Henry Jones, comprising a leather-bound “Price Book” containing recipes, seven lithographic award certificates, and one wooden stirring paddle. The “Price Book” is inscribed in ink in various hands with dates spanning from 1913 to 1930, some pages with added stamps or sheets of handwritten mimeographed text pasted in. The award certificates are inscribed in ink. Sizes consist of 21 x 13.2 x 2.1cm (book), 160 x 15.5 x 2.7cm (paddle) and range from 35 x 27.3cm to 45 x 25.5cm (award certificates). Some wear to cover of book, slight discolouration to some pages; some certificates with tears, crinkles, foxing or soiling; old wear to paddle. All certificates in original frames.

The “Price Book”, an alphabetised ledger, consists of numerous recipes with costed ingredients for mainly jams, conserves and sauces. The recipes, which include the production of baked beans, marmalade, apple jelly, tinned prunes and tomato sauce, date from 1913 to 1930.

Recipe costs also note staff wages (sometimes differentiated per adult, boy, girl and foreman), rent charges, tins, solder for sealing, jars, labels, cases, cartage, coal and gas, interest, and “bad debts.” Some recipes list the source of some ingredients (e.g., tomato pulp from Bendigo or Richmond), and provide notes on the “basis for branch prices.” The seven certificates, in date order, are as follows:

(1) & (2) Certificates of Merit, 1895 and 1896 from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW. Both awarded to Boyce Bros of Forest Lodge [Glebe] for “Jams – best collection.” The Boyce Bros company, owned by Thomas Alfred Boyce (Aust., 1869–1943), amalgamated with Henry Jones’ company around 1900 with Boyce becoming a partner of Henry Jones, later a deputy chairman and director.

(3) Certificate of Merit for first prize in 1912 from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW. It was awarded to H. Jones & Co, of Darlington, Sydney for “Tomato, pure.”

(4) to (7) Gold, silver and bronze medal awards from the Imperial Fruit Show, Leicester and Liverpool (UK), one in 1934, other three awards in 1936. They were awarded to H. Jones & Co., Sydney Ltd., for “Peaches, canned produce section.”

Henry Jones IXL was a company primarily known as a manufacturer of jams, conserves and sauces in Australia. The company was first established by entrepreneur Henry Jones (Aust., 1862–1926) in Hobart in 1891 as H. Jones & Company. It is believed that Jones created the brand name IXL based on his personal motto: “I excel in everything I do.” In 1895 the company purchased a building in Melbourne and commenced manufacture of jams and spreads. The building became known as The Jam Factory and still stands. Ref: The Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga), 23.1.1943 (Boyce); Wiki.

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Item #CL203-11

Price (AUD): $5,500.00  other currencies

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