Object ID 000057
Object Name Watkins Pure Ground Ginger tin
Object Desc This tall rectangular green cannister has a gold colored top and bottom. The writing is in black, and the front has a side profile picture of the manufacturer. It says, "Watkins Pure Gound Ginger."
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000042a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Start Year Range 1928
End Year Range 1950
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords spices,J. R. Watkins Co.,ginger,baking,cooking,tins,Watkins (brand),
Title Watkins Pure Ground Ginger tin
Description Its a green tall cannister, with black writing. It held approximately 3 ounces of ginger. It says "Watkins Pure Ground Ginger" and that it was made in Winona, Minnesota. It has a small picture of a man in profile. The lid is removable, I have labed it CMY42A, the cannister is CMY42B.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details This is a square tall cannister. The lid is 1.5 inches in diameter.
Place of Origin
Maker J. R. Watkins Co.
Maker Details This cannister had to be made after 1928 because it says on the can that Watkins won an award at the International Exposition in Paris, and according to their website, that took place in 1928.
Date JAN 24,2013
Assessor Hannah Lartz
Notes Besides the top being rusty, and the lid, the rest of the can is in great shape. The bottom rim of the can is rusty in spots.