Object ID 000160
Object Name Robert A. Johnson Co. Charm Soda
Object Desc Square metallic gold "Robert A. Johnston Co." soda tin. Metal tin features cream and navy labeling. Lid features rouded lip around outside edge. Contents manufactured by Johnston Bros. Co.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000172
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 Robert A. Johnson Co.,tins,
Title Robert A Johnson Co. Charm Soda
Description Square metallic gold "Robert A. Johnston Co." soda tin. Metal tin features cream and navy labeling. Lid features rouded lip around outside edge. Contents manufactured by Johnston Bros. Co.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Tin is 11.5 inches tall, 10.5 inches long and 10.5 inches wide
Place of Origin
Maker Details In 1889 the enterprise was incorporated as Johnston Brothers Co., with Robert A. Johnston serving as president (1889-1890). In 1890 the firm was acquired by the American Biscuit and Manufacturing Co., with Johnston as local manager. When the organization was acquired by the National Biscuit Co. in 1898, Johnston withdrew from the enterprise and in 1899 organized the Robert A. Johnston Co., serving as its president (1899-1907).
Date FEB 1,2013
Assessor Katie Wells
Notes very dusty on the top.rusty everywhere on the tin. A lot of metal is exposed. Looks like therer may be tape over some of the cracks because it has different texture.