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Details

Object ID 000125

Object Name Instant Postum cereal

Object Desc Instant Postum. Postum cereal. Metal tin, painted white, with blue writing. Top painted a silvery color.Back contains directions. Front image of table set for breakfast with postum being served. Lid is missing, oval shaped opening.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000139

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General Category History

Category Food Containers

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Instant Postum,cereal,tins,


Title Instant Postum cereal

Description Instant Postum. Postum cereal. Metal tin, painted white, with blue writing. Top painted a silvery color.Back contains directions. Front image of table set for breakfast with postum being served.

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Height 4

Length 3

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The oval opening is 1 inch wide, by 1.5 inches wide.

Quantity 1

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Place of Origin

Maker Postum Cereal Co.

Maker Details Postum Cereal Company. Battle Creek Mich., U.S.A. Net Weight four ounces. No coffe or medication was ever in the product. tin makes 45 to 50 cups patented July 9th, 1912. For people who do not want to drink coffee because of the caffeine which produces sleeplessness and can cause nervous disorders. The Postum Cereal Company was founded by CW Post in 1895. Was turned into General foods that was later bought by Kraft foods. This product was made because some were worried coffee was unhealthy. Postum is made from wheat bran, wheat, molasses, and maltodextrin from corn. This 10-calorie beverage was caffeine free, fat free, trans-fat free, sodium free, and kosher.

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Image Caption CMY000139

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Conditions

Date JAN 30,2013

Summary Good Condition

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes Looks like top is painted. There is no lid and the inside is rusty. There are scratches that have exposed the metal and rust. some rust on words. Two large scratches towards the top of the back. Rust on the bottom.


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