Object ID 000161
Object Name Reed's Butter Scotch Wafers tin
Object Desc Round metal canister is red-orange, orange and metallic silver .Reed's Butter Scotch Wafers Pur as Gold Reed Candy Company Chicago. Originally held 20 lbs.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000173
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 Reed Candy Company,canisters,food,tins,cookies,
Title Reed's Butter Scotch Wafers
Description Round metal canister is red-orange, orange and metallic silver. Reed's Butter Scotch Wafers Pur as Gold Reed Candy Company Chicago. Originally held 20 lbs.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Canister is 8 inches tall and 10 inches wide
Place of Origin
Maker Reed Candy Company
Maker Details Reed's candy was produced in the United States for over 100 years.The Reed's Candy Company is an American producer of confectionery, which was started by William and Eugene Reed, of Chicago. Together with their father, they founded the company in 1881 for the production and sale of butterscotch candies. By 1921, the firm had become the largest manufacturer of butterscotch candy in the United States. Lorillard Company purchased Reed's Candy in 1962, and operated it as a subsidiary. When Lorillard was bought by Loews Theatres, Inc several years later, Reed's Candy became a subsidiary of Loews. In February, 1972, Loews Corporation decided to concentrate only in the entertainment industry, and sold Reed's to H.P. Hood, Inc.
Date FEB 1,2013
Assessor Katie Wells
Notes scratches and rust spots on the lid. scratches on words and exposed metal. Many dents.