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
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 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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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
Date JAN 30,2013
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.