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Berger's wet edge matone
Title : Berger's wet edge matone Berger's wet edge matone
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Source : Walter B. Bruce, BRG 216/8/13
Date of creation : 1930
Format : Pamphlet
Dimensions : 212x85 (closed)
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Donated by : Walter Buxton Bruce
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Description :

Colour card for Berger's "Wet Edge" Matone. Matone was an interior paint. Like all other colour cards this one comes with instructions for mixing the paint, in this case with linseed oil and or turpentine depending on whether a light or dark shade is being used. The card also details the other varieties of paint available from Lewis Berger and Sons.

Berger Paints began manufacturing in 1760 when Louis Steigenberger began making paint in London. He subsequently changed his name to Lewis Berger and the company was exporting paint to Australia by the 1850s. In 1916 manufacture began in Australia, and despite a company takeover by Dulux in 1988, Berger was relaunched as a brand in the 1990s. When first constructed Sydney Harbour Bridge was painted with Berger paints and Charles Kingsford Smith, the famous aviator, used the paint for his plane the Southern Cross.
Period : 1927-1939
Further reading :
Evans, Ian Colour schemes for old Australian houses Glebe, N.S.W.: Flannel Flower Press, c1984
Evans, Ian More colour schemes for old Australian houses Yeronga, Qld.: Flannel Flower Press, 1992
Evans, Ian The Australian home Sydney: Flannel Flower Press, 1983
Murphy, Phyllis The decorated wall : eighty years of wallpaper in Australia, c. 1850-1930 [Sydney]: Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1981
House styles 1850 onwards [Adelaide: The Dept., 197-?]
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