You know that we love to offer you odd and curious items and this vintage package of waxed paper fits both of those bills.
When deciding which package you wish to purchase, please use our second picture to clearly see the options. The top package is the Torn Cover and the bottom package is the Full Cover.
On the front it reads:
For Keeping Your Sandwiches, Cakes and Other Food Clean and Fresh.
36 feet long
12 inches wide
Hamersley's Continuous Roll
CUT IT ANYWHERE
FOR HOME USE
WAXED PAPER WAS INVENTED IN AMERICA IN 1877 BY THE FOUNDER OF THIS COMPANY
On the reverse it reads:
WHEN WRAPPED IN THIS TRADE 3¢
WAXED PAPER Postage
Sandwiches and Cake for school lunches and pic-nics,
will keep fresh. Home made candy will not become sticky or
adhere to wrapper. Used as a covering for the contents of jelly
glasses and fruit jars it prevents mould. Food such as butter,
cheese, sliced meats, fish etc. wrapped in waxed paper and MARK
placed in the ice box, will retain its individual flavor and the
ice box will keep sweet and fresh.
Bead and cake will keep fresh when wrapped in waxed paper.
etc. etc. etc. Mail this to a friend
ECONOMICAL BECAUSE WITH A PAIR of SCISSORS YOU
CAN CUT OFF JUST WHAT YOU NEED AND NO MORE.
KEEP ROLL IN ENVELOPE WHEN NOT IN USE.
As can be seen in our pictures, the packages definitely show their age, we believe them to be from the 1920s or 1930s. We are not certain if the packages are full or not as we did not want to risk ruining the wax paper.