Summary

Alternative Name(s): Drink Holders, Stubbie Holders, Furniture Protectors, Coasters

Box containing seven knitted 'Jackette' sleeves in striped colours, described as 'coasters'. The sleeves were intended for use on glasses and bottles, and to protect furniture. They were advertised for sale in the St Petersburg Times (a paper for expatriates and tourists in Russia) on 15 February 1971. The style of packaging artwork suggests their manufacture began somewhat earlier than this date.

Used as a prop in the 'House Secrets' exhibition at Scienceworks, 6 March 2006 to 14 July 2013. Most of the props for the exhibition were sourced from opportunity shops in 2002 and 2003 by curator Andi Horvarth and other Museum Victoria staff. 'House Secrets' aimed to 'Explore the science behind all the familiar things in our homes', presenting 'all sorts of wonderful things we might find around the home, from the food we eat, to the appliances we use, to the animals we share our living space with.' The exhibition was 'highly interactive'.

Physical Description

Rectangular cardboard box with clear plastic window, containing seven knitted sleeves in striped colours. The box lid, printed in orange, yellow and blue, depicts the sleeves fitted onto drinking glasses, with a woman's hand modelling their use.

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