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Object ID 000179

Object Name Armour's Star Pure Lard

Object Desc Cylindrical metal yellow tin, lid is too tight, will not come off now. Has a metal handle. Writing is in blue, and black, front says, "8 LBS. NET ARMOUR'S STAR PURE LARD."

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000125

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers

Source CMY125

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 lard,Armour and Company,tins,cooking,baking,cans,

Title Armour's Star Pure Lard

Description 8 lbs. Net Armour's Star Pure Pure Lard. Armour and Company General offices, Chicago. One side describes what the lard can make and states it can be used for deep frying or for shortening. zu.S. Inspected and passed by the Department of Agriculture.


Approx Collection Date

Height 7.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 7

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Cylindrical tin. Handle is 17 inches long.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Armour and Company

Maker Details Armour and Company was an American meatpacking company founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1867 by Philip Danforth of the largest American firms through the Great Depression. bottom says estab. 2-H

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000125

Description Lard in metal yellow tin.


Date FEB 3,2013

Summary good

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes The lid has some scratches/exposed metal, The body of the container some rust and dents. scratches and exposed metal especially over the words and logo because the handle of the container rubs it.


Date FEB 3,2013

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 3,2013

Summary Location change

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