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Object ID 000180

Object Name Layton Co. Pure Lard

Object Desc Round based tin, with a metal handle. Metallic in color, orange label on front. Tappering sides, wider at top than base. Lid does not come off any longer.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000124

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers

Source CMY124

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,Layton Co.,tins,cooking,cans,

Title Layton Co. Pure Lard

Description Layton Co. Guaranteed Pure Lard. 5 Lbs. From Selcted Corn fed Hoggd Kettle Choice Renderd. U.S. Inspected and Passed Under the Act of Congress of June 30, 1906.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 6

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The thin metal handle is 13 inches in length.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Layton Co.

Maker Details Milwaukee, WI Establishment Number 26. 1863 Layton & Co. was established, coinciding with the opening of their new slaughter and packing house.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000124

Description Lard tin.


Date FEB 3,2013

Summary fair

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes The lid is extremely rusted and there is also some sort of clear stain. Rusted spots over the body of the container. scratches and small spots plus a medium patch of exposed metal. bottom and handle rusted.