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Object ID 000086

Object Name Sudan Brand Ginger tin

Object Desc This tall rectangular cannister is yellow with green vertical stripes on the sides on the can. The front says in black, "Sudan Brand," in red it says, "Ground Ginger," and it has a picture of a man wearing a turbin holding scales.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000062

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 1931

End Year Range 1970

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords spices,Sudan (brand),ginger,Kroger Foods Foundation,Westco Foods Co.,tins,cooking,

Title Sudan Brand Ginger tin

Description The cannister is a tall skinny rectangular shape. It is yellow with a vertical green stripe on each of it's sides. On the front and back is the depiction of a man wearing a turbin holding scales. Behind him is what appear to be maybe mountains, and below that is a downward pointing green triangle. The can says, "Sudan Brand, Ground Ginger, WESTCO FOODS CO., Distributors Cincinnati, Ohio."


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.75

Length 1.75

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Westco Foods Co.

Maker Details The can has a Kroger Foods Foundation seal of approval. Kroger Food Foundation began in 1930, making it the first grocery company to test food scientifically in order to monitor the quality of products. That means this cannister is post 1930.Also copy right date by Brand says 1931. So that means it is atleast from 1931, if not older.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000062

Description This cannister is a tall rectangle. It is yellow in color all-around, it has vertical green stripes on it's sides, and on the front and back there is a picture of a man wearing a turbin and holding scales. It says, "Sudan Brand" "Ground Ginger," it holds 2 oz's, and it was manuafctured by WESCO FOODS CO. Distributors, Cincinnati, Ohio.


Date JAN 28,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Hannah Lartz

Notes The lid and top of the cannister is very scratched up, and tarnished. There is some rust spots along the base rim and on the top of the cannister. The label is in excellent condition. The lid does not come off.