Elongated tin with embossed lid for Carros, chocolates by DRIESSEN
Elongated tin with an embossed lid for Carros, chocolates by DRIESSEN.
- Manufacturer, Dutch: A. Driessen
- Manufacturing date: 1945/1990
This vintage tin has an elongated rectangular shape and is equipped with a hinged lid. The lid has an embossed surface of 28 dark brown chocolates with the text CARRO on a gold-colored background. The decoration of this tin also consists of a dark brown surface with gold colored edges. Lettering on the sides executed in capitals with the text: DRIESSEN CHOCOLATE CARROS. On the front the text: Made in Breda, Holland.
On the bottom, this tin is marked with the embossed text: n.v. Cacao-& Chocolaadfabrieken A. Driessen.
This tin is in a nice vintage condition with some traces of use and wear.
- Height: 4.6 cm.
- Length: 28.3 cm.
- Width: 10.7 cm.
A. Driessen is a Dutch brand of chocolate. The factory of A. Driessen was located in Rotterdam since 1820.
The raw cocoa material came from the former Dutch colony of Suriname. In 1854, the Driessen Cocoa and Chocolate factory was settled in Rotterdam district Rubroek. Later, the company was moved to the Rottekade.
In 1871 the company received a Royal Warrant. In 1893 the factory was expanded and by the end of the century, Driessen was one of the major chocolate companies in the Netherlands. Following the outbreak of a crisis in the cocoa market in 1907 raw materials prices rose sharply. However, it was the stock market crash of 1929 and the subsequent Great Depression that brought the factory down. Driessen was in 1935 acquired by the Breda chocolate factory Kwatta. After more than a century the once famous company came to an end.
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