Made exclusively for the Cowan
& McKay of Oxford Street, Glasgow, these three tins and
the pail all contained various sizes of toffees.
The lithographic printing on the pail was of a particularly
high standard of such an ephemeral item.
The pails were 8
inches by 7
inches, & could be bought containing either "Bonzo" toffee
(4lbs), "Bonzo" assorted candies (4lbs), or "Bonzo" assorted
caramels (7lbs). The cost of each is unknown, but the
empty pails could be bought for 1 shilling each in 1925.
The tins came in three sizes; 2
& 6 inches. The small tin was a simple
rectangular box, with some of Bonzos features slightly
raised. The middle tin was shaped to fit Bonzos
outline, with his features raised. The large tin
was rectangular, but the lid is a double sandwiched
piece which has a rectangular lip to fit the base
& a shaped top to match Bonzos outline & again
has raised features. All sizes also came in two
varieties, with Bonzo having either a black nose or a