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
General Category History
Category Food Containers
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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Maker Jacob E. Decker & Sons
Maker Details Jacob E. Decker & Sons. Mason City, Ia.
Date FEB 3,2013
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.