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A 5lb Norian honey tin with a lift off lid. The white tin features a green honeycomb design. " NORIAN / BEST WHITE / HONEY / 5lbs NETT " is written in a hexagonal design on the front of the tin. " PACKED BY / E. R. BREWSTER / " NORIAN" / CLAWTON STREET / WESTOWN / NEW PLYMOUTH " is written within the same shape. " BEEWISE NO RIGHT ANGLES THERE ARE NONE IN NATURE AND NATURE IS BEAUTIFUL " is written around the base. " FROM / THE / BEEHIVE HOUSE / 36B SANDERS AVE / WESTOWN / NEW PLYMOUTH / NORIAN / PURE / HONEY / 5LB. NETT. / PRICE 10/- CHOICE / FLORAL SOURCES / MAIN LIGHT / SOME AMBER " is written on a circular paper label on the top in a combination of handwritten and typed text.
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Edgar Roy Brewster was an eccentric Taranaki man whose Norian theory (NO RIght ANgles) argued for the removal of right angles to better reflect the beauty of nature. ‘Norian Honey’ was sold as a souvenir from Roy’s Norian 'beehive' house, and was shipped throughout the country in hexagonal crates. Mailed advertisements and invoices were specially folded to have no right angles.
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