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
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details The lid is 2.25 inches in diameter.
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.
Date JAN 24,2013
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.