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Object ID 000183

Object Name Decker's Pure Pork Sausage

Object Desc 5 lbs. Decker's Country Style Pure Pork Sausage. Jacob E. Decker & Sons. Mason City, Ia. U.S. Inspected and Passed by Department of Agriculture Est. No. 222

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000121

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General Category History

Category Food Containers

Source CMY000121

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Jacob E. Decker & Sons,pork sausage,tins,sausage,food,

Title Decker's Pure Pork Sausage

Description 5 lbs Decker's Country Style Pure Pork Sausage. Jacob E. Decker & Sons. Mason City, Ia. Inspected and passed by department of Agricuture Est. No. 222. John T. Richards (1837-1903) built a meat packing plant along the Winnebago River in the northern portion of Mason City. Jacob E. DECKER and his son Jay began renting the RICHARDS plant on July 4th of 1899. With the arrival of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (MStL), the DECKER Packing Plant became one of the railroad's largest meat producer shippers.Armour purchased the DECKER plant in October of 1935 for $4.972 million, operating it as DECKER Packing Plant until its closure in 1975.


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Height 4

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Width 7.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

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Quantity 1



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Maker Jacob E. Decker & Sons

Maker Details Jacob E. Decker & Sons. Mason City, Ia.

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Image Caption CMY000121



Date FEB 3,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes The blue top has rust around the circle designs especially on the outer edge. scratches and exposed metal on the top. Some small dents on the tan body of the container and some small scratches/exposed metal. some rust towards the bottom of the body of the container. rusty/scracthes on the bottom.