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Object ID 000156

Object Name Instant Postum

Object Desc Metal tin, lid not removable. White painted, & navy blue stripe at top. Red writing, "Instant Postum." On the back are directions for uses.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000137

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

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords coffee alternative,Instant Postum,beverages,tins,

Title Instant Postum

Description 4 oz.- net weight 113 gr. made in U.S.A Instant Postum Cereal Beverage made with extract of roasted bran roasted whole wheat and sugar cane molasses. "There's a Reason" Post Food Products manufactured by post products division of general foods corporation, Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.A. makes 50 cups made instantly in the cup. Postum syrup directions. Postum contains no caffein or other stimulant. May cause sleeplessness, nervousness or indigestion. makes 50 cups. hot postum, postum-made-with-milk, postum milkshakes, iced postum. Postum is a powdered roasted grain beverage often used as a coffee substitute.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 0

Width 3

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details approx 4.5 inches tall and 3 inches wide

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Postum Cereal Co.

Maker Details The caffeine-free beverage was created by Postum Cereal Company founder C. W. Post in 1895 and marketed as a healthful alternative to coffee. The Postum Cereal Company eventually became General Foods, which was bought by Kraft Foods. This 10-calorie beverage was caffeine free, fat free, trans-fat free, sodium free, and kosher. original and coffee flavor.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000137



Date FEB 1,2013

Summary good

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes rusty lid with some scratches. sticky spots.


Date FEB 1,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Wonderland Park Exhibit - automatic entry by admin