Object ID 000053
Object Name Watkins Pure Ground Cloves tin
Object Desc Green metal canister with black writing.The lid is brassy gold color and the bottom is also similar to this color.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000039
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Start Year Range 1895
End Year Range 1922
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords cloves,J. R. Watkins Co.,spices,tins,baking,cooking,Watkins (brand),
Title Watkins Pure Ground Cloves tin
Description The cannister is green in color with the lid and bottom both a brassy color. The writing is in black. The lid is a brassy gold color and the bottom is also similar to this color. There is a pitcure of the manufacturer on the front and back of the can. Front and back are identical, the sides of the can differ.It says, "Watkins Pure Ground Cloves." It also says it was manufactured in Winona, Minnesota.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker J. R. Watkins Co.
Maker Details This product was most likely produced between 1895, when they began production of spices and extracts, and 1922. The packaging of the products changed/no longer had his picture.
Date JAN 24,2013
Assessor Hannah Lartz
Notes It looks like some sealant, orange-ish in color covers the cans outside. The lid can no longer be removed. The bottom of the can is rusty and dirty. Where the lid meets the cannister also shows signs of distress, rust, dirt collecting. It is also where the orange-ish potential sealant is most obvious against the bare metal of the can.