Object ID 000097
Object Name Bremner Bros. Butter Wafer tin
Object Desc Small, cylindrical mint green "Bremner Bros. Butter Wafer" tin. Labling is butter yellow and black. Image of 4 crackers on front. Originally contained approx. 150 wafers.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000170
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Object Date 1934
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Bremner Bros.,butter wafers,crackers,food,tins,
Title Bremner Bros. Butter Wafer
Description Small, cylindrical mint green "Bremner Bros. Butter Wafer" tin. Labling is butter yellow and black. Image of 4-5 crackers on front. Originally contained approx. 150 wafers.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Canister is 7 inches tall and 5.5 inches wide
Place of Origin
Maker Bremner Bros. Biscuit Co.
Maker Details In 1865, David F. Bremner began operating his first bread bakery in Cairo, Illinois. He moved to Chicago in 1871, the D.F. Bremner Baking Company expanded into baking cookies and crackers. By the late 1800s the bakery boasted 200 items including Bremner's Butter Crackers and handmade Water Crackers. From the early 1930's until 1974 Bremner produced a round Green tin with a metal slip top lid. At the time of this change (early 1930s) the name was changed to Bremner Wafers. Bremner's Butter Crackers and handmade Water Crackers. In 1902 the original Bremner Butter Wafer was created.
Date JAN 28,2013
Assessor Katie Wells
Notes a lot of rusting on the lid as well as the botton of the container. Some rusting on the rest of the container as well. bottom scratched and rusted as well small dent is on the top of the lid.