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Object ID 000119

Object Name Calumet Baking Powder

Object Desc Calumet Double-acting Baking Powder. Calumet Baking Powder Co. inc. Red tall cylindrical tin cans, with lids. They are identical except for their conditions. Image of Indian on front. Directions, Combination type, and ingredients written in black.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000132a-d

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords baking powder,Calumet Baking Powder Co.,tins,

Title Calumet Baking Powder

Description Calumet 1 lb The Double Acting Baking Powder. Calumet Baking Powder Co., Chicago, Ill. Calumet Baking Powder co., inc Chicago, Ill. Shows directions, ingredients. Calumet Baking Powder Co, (inc) Chicago. established in 1889 in Chicago, Illinois, by baking powder salesman, William Monroe Wright. In 1929, William Wright sold out to General Foods. General Foods merged with Kraft Foods in 1990.


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Height 5.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 3

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 4



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Calumet Baking Powder Co.

Maker Details Chicago, Ill Division of General Food Corp.Test and Approved serial no. 4210. Bureau of Foods Sanitation and Health. Good Housekeeping

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Image Caption CMY000132a-d

Description Calumet tins.


Date JAN 30,2013

Summary fair

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes CMY132d is rusty on the bottom, and top. It has scratches in its paint, and the lid has 7 puncture holes, all the same size, probably for the purpose of making the can into a shaker. CMY132a has some rust, and is dented all around. CMY132c is dirty, rusted, and paint has worn away. CMY132b is rusted on its bottom, the lid is pretty dirty, but otherwise not too bad.