McAlpine Prestcold Jug


Crown Lynn McAlpine Prestcold Jug

James McAlpine began to import and assemble Prestcold Refrigerators in 1948.

Sometime after this a Jug, made by Crown Lynn was included with every new unit.

And Crown Lynn would have offered replacements for the occasional breakage, possibly for decades after this model was updated for a more modernist look.

The McAlpine Prestcold Fridge was a common model found in many Kiwi homes for decades, they almost owned the market!

Made in a very 1930’s/40’s post Art Deco style, the Jug was produced in a range of finishes, some rare examples fetching thousands of dollar at auction today!

Now very collectable, water jugs for domestic refrigerators were made in the 1950s and 1960s. McAlpine jugs came in various shades including white (the most common), yellow, blue, turquoise, and green.

Reprinted with permission © Valerie Ringer Monk, ‘Crown Lynn Collector’s Handbook’, Penguin Books NZ, 2013. Available for purchase here.


McAlpine Prestcold Jug

This is a robust Jug that was found in many homes in the 50’s and 60’s.

In Ivory (a Matt White glaze) Turquoise, Green, and Oink as a standard range, and one size.

Limited series of unique finishes will be available, to reflect Crown Lynn’s experimentation in glazes on this form.

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