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Object ID 000059

Object Name Watkins Pure Ground Nutmeg tin

Object Desc This tall rectangular cannister is striped vertically white and yellow. The front features the manufacturers profile picture, the other sides are advertisement.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000040a-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

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

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

Title Watkins Pure Ground Nutmeg tin

Description This tall rectangular cannister is striped vertically with yellow and white. The writing is in black,and only one side contains a profile picture of J.R. Watkins. The top was at one time brass colored like the lid, but rust makes it hard to tell. The buttom is a brass color also.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.25

Length 2.5

Width 2.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The lid is 2.25 inches in diameter.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker J. R. Watkins Co.

Maker Details This product is for sure older then 1918. The cannister says 1868 was there establishment date and it says, "Standard Over Fifty Years." The style on the can suggests it is probably closer in age to 1928-1930's, since the manufacturer is pictured in profile.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000040a-b



Date JAN 24,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Hannah Lartz

Notes The top and lid are rusty. There is rusting in a few spots around the cannister, as well as spots where paint has worn away. There is actually a hole in the top of the lid, I assume from rusting through.