Object ID 000199
Object Name Lipton's Tea Bags tin
Object Desc This inch high gold tin, held 15 Lipton "Orange Pekoe & Pekoe Tea Bags"-it says this on each of its sides. Its gold all over, the top has seals of different royalty Lipton was the merchant of. On the bottom is a quality promise and promotion of Lipton.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000098
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Start Year Range 1898
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Lipton (brand),tea,tins,beverages,
Title Lipton's Tea Bags tin
Description This inch high gold tin, held 15 Lipton "Orange Pekoe & Pekoe Tea Bags"-it says this on each of its sides. Its gold all over, the top has seals of different royalty Lipton was the merchant of. On the bottom is a quality promise and promotion of Lipton.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Details Lipton was Knighted in 1898. In 1890 Lipton began using the Red Shield. That means that this tin, with no red shield, but with mention of his Knighthood, was very likely manufactured within a year or so of 1898.
Date FEB 4,2013
Assessor Hannah Lartz
Notes The gold paint has worn off on both the top, and bottom edges, revealing a brass under color. This is obviously the surfaces that it rested upon, and the top lid edges, were handled the most for openning up of the tin. Otherwise, only a few spots of corrosion, since this is a tin. Paint is overall complete, a few scratches and faintly wrote on the top is, "40=41"