Object ID 000068
Object Name Quinlan's Butter Sticks can
Object Desc Large black, olive, yellow, gold and cream metal "Readings-Original Quinlan's butter sticks" tin. Circular tin made by Quinlan Pretzel Company Reading, PA. Features image of child in overalls straw hat and a basket full of pretzels.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000158
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
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End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Quinlan Butter Sticks,cans,tins,food,
Title Quinlan's Butter Sticks can
Description Large black, olive, yellow, gold and cream metal "Readings-Original Quinlan's butter sticks" tin. Cylindrical in shape. Image of a small boy with overalls and small hat holding a basket filled with pretzel sticks (some of which are falling out of the basket).
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Place of Origin
Maker Quinlan Pretzel Co.
Maker Details Quinlan pretzel company is known for bringing preztels to the saloon. Not just having pretzel associated only with beer. the company started in 1923. new to the time automated pretzel machines could produce 3,000-6,000 pretzels an hour instead of the 7 or 8 that can be made manually. Reading makes 1/3 of preztels (made in Reading, PA pretzel capital of the world).
Date JAN 25,2013
Assessor Katie Wells
Notes many small dents in the to lid. some small sctraches. blobs of silver (probably exposed metal) scratchs throughout the container. white paint. metal exposed. Many large dents in the body of the container. sctratches on some of the words such as in the T for the word taste . small pinkish tan blob of paint on the lid. very dusty on the top of the lid. Bottom large rust stain and some more sploches of metal