Object ID 000104
Object Name Morton Salt canister
Object Desc 2-lb cardboard Morton Salt canister. Manufactured in Chicago, IL. Morton added Magnesium Carbonate to salt in 1911, allowing table salt to flow freely. Morton also devloped iodized salt in 1924 which helped prevent the formation of goiters.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000110
General Category History
Category Food Containers
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 Morton Salt,table salt,salt,spices,
Title Morton Salt canister
Description 2-lb cardboard Morton Salt canister with blue-tone label.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Canister is approximately 6 inches tall and 4 inches wide at the middle of the can.
Place of Origin
Date JAN 29,2013
Summary Good Condition
Assessor Katherine Dickey
Notes Discoloration and water marks on cardboard canister. Edges are frayed. Some salt still left in container, falls out easily when tilted.