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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Spices/Flavorings


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

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

Height 3.5

Length 1.75

Width 1.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details This is a square tall cannister. The lid is 1.5 inches in diameter.

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000042



Date JAN 24,2013

Summary Good

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.