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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

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

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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

Height 8

Length 0

Width 10

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Canister is 8 inches tall and 10 inches wide

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000173



Date FEB 1,2013

Summary good

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes scratches and rust spots on the lid. scratches on words and exposed metal. Many dents.