Vintage Bottle: Camp Coffee and Chicory; R. Paterson & Sons


Here's an original, unopened bottle of "Camp" Coffee and Chicory from R. Paterson & Sons in Glascow, Scotland, that dates from the 1930s. This popular product originated in Scotland in the 1870s and is still in production. It's a concentrated coffee-flavored syrup that is mixed with hot water or milk that was developed for use by the UK military. The label depicts a kilted soldier with a cup and saucer while a Sihk servant waits at attention. Modern versions of this product has a label showing the Sihk sitting with the soldier with his own cup and saucer, presumably in attempt to not depict him as a servant. This bottle and original label show a little age but are in very good condition and the contents are still inside. It's an excellent, vintage piece of advertising that displays well and would look great in a kitchen!


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