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Object ID 000206

Object Name Ovaltine canister

Object Desc A Food discovery from Switzerland made in the United States Ovaltine. The Food Beverage Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Manufactured at Villa Park Illnois by the Wander Company General offices 180 North Michigan Ave Chicago,Ill. Hospital Size.Copyright 1921

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000128

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers

Source CMY128

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Ovaltine,beverages,cans,

Title Ovaltine canister

Description Trademark Ovaltine the food Beverage reg. pat. off. A Food Discovery from Switzerland Made in the United States. The Food Beverage. Manufactured at villa Park Illinois, by Wander Company. General Offices 180 North Micigan Ave. Chicago., Ill. Hospital. Hot Ovaltine and Cold Ovaltine directions. Copyright the wander company 1921. Ovalatine recommended by physicians throughout the world; as a buliding and strengthening food in convalescence and other invalid cond. inducing calm, natural sleep without drugs. for growing children esp. underweight. pick-up and restorative food drink for busy workers. For expectant mothers to maintain strength and promote the flow of milk. For old people where digestive function is often weak or impaired. often used in place of coffee.Ovaltine is a brand of milk flavoring product made with malt extract (except the blue packaging in the US), sugar (except in Switzerland), and whey. Ovaltine, a registered trademark of Associated British foods made by Wander AG


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Height 9

Length 0

Width 6

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

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Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Wander Co.

Maker Details By 1915 Ovaltine was being manufactured in Villa Park, Illinois,The US children's radio series Little Orphan Annie (19311940) and Captain Midnight (19381949), and the subsequent Captain Midnight TV series (19541956), were sponsored by Ovaltine. They had promotions in which listeners could save proofs-of-purchase from Ovaltine jars to obtain radio premiums, like "secret decoder ring" badges or pins that could be used to decode messages in the program.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000128



Date FEB 6,2013

Summary poor

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes Many of the words are difficult or impossible to read because of wear.some dents in the top. tape residue. On the container body dents, scratches, rust stains, large spot of exposed metal, Blue and white paint stains on the front. brown stain as well