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Object ID 000058

Object Name Watkins Pure Sage tin

Object Desc Teal blue can with black writing inside of a yellow square."J.R.Watkins Pure Sage For Seasoning POULTRY, DRESSING, MEATS, SAUSAGE, ETC."

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000041

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

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords J. R. Watkins Co.,sage,spices,baking,cooking,tins,Watkins (brand),

Title Watkins Pure Sage tin

Description This teal blue rectangular can has silver lid and bottom. The writing is in black in yellow boxes that are on each side. The front and back are identical featuring the profile of the manufacturer, and the product name, the sides are not-identical, one side contains a sausage recipe, the other advertisement.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.75

Length 2.4

Width 1.8

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker J. R. Watkins Co.

Maker Details This cannister is probably older then 1928 since it has the side profile of the manufacturer. It is also covered in paper, unlike the previous cannisters where the info is on the metal.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000041



Date JAN 24,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Hannah Lartz

Notes The top of the cannister is tarnished. The lid does not come off, it sounds like there may be sage still inside. The overall can is in good shape, especially since this can has a paper label.