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Object ID 000203

Object Name Richelieu Coffee

Object Desc Net Weight 5 Lbs. Richelieu Brand Our Best Grade Roasted Coffee roasted and Packed by Sprague, Warner & Company Chicago Ill, U.S.A. Can is 89a, removable lid is 89b.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000089a-b

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General Category History

Category Coffee/Tea

Source CMY89

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Richelieu (brand),coffee,Sprague, Warner, & Co.,beverages,cans,tins,

Title Richelieu Coffee

Description Gold colored metal coffee can and removable lid. Can contained 5 lbs.of Richelieu coffee. Can text reads: "Net Weight 5 LBS. Richelieu Brand. Our Best Grade Roasted Coffee. Roasted and Packed by Sprague, Warner & Company Chicago Ill. USA Purity Pioneers Everything good for the table. 427." Can originally had a metal handle, which is missing.


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Height 8

Length 0

Width 8

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Sprague, Warner, & Co.

Maker Details This enterprise, which started on State Street, was founded during the Civil War by Albert A. Sprague and Ezra J. Warner.Sprague, Warner & Co. was one of the leading wholesale grocery companies in the United States, famous for house brands such as “Richelieu” and “Batavia.” In 1942, this company was acquired by Nathan Cummings, the Canadian-born owner of C. D. Kenny Co., a large grocery enterprise based in Baltimore. The new Chicago-based company, at first called Sprague Warner-Kenny Corp., ranked as the largest grocery wholesaler in the United States.After changing its name in 1945 to Consolidated Grocers, Cummings's company became the Consolidated Foods Corp. in 1953. In 1956, the company bought the Kitchens of Sara Lee.In 1985, the company changed its name from Consolidated Foods to the Sara Lee Corporation.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000089a-b



Date FEB 6,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes The lid some rust and gold spots some tape residue and black spots. On the body of the label is torn and stained. Some white paint spots of label a big stain as well as some small stains on the label. Some black marks on the label. A dent in the tin on the back as well as a few smaller dents on the back. Some scratches / exposed metal.