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Object ID 000770

Object Name Calumet Baking Powder tin

Object Desc Calumet 1 lb. Double-acting Baking Powder. Red tall cylindrical tin can, with lid no longer removable. Image of Indian on front. Directions, Combination type, and ingredients written in black on a white background.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000697

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Calumet Baking Powder Co.,tins,baking powder,Calumet (brand),cooking,

Title Calumet Baking Powder tin

Description Calumet 1 lb The Double Acting Baking Powder. Calumet Baking Powder Co., Chicago, Ill. With a white background for the directions, and ingredients lists. (Older cans don't have, and were harder to read).


Approx Collection Date

Height 5.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 3

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Calumet Baking Powder Co.

Maker Details Calumet Baking Powder Co., Inc. Chicago, Ill. Shows directions, ingredients. Calumet Baking Powder Co, (inc) Chicago. established in 1889 in Chicago, Illinois, by baking powder salesman, William Monroe Wright. In 1929, William Wright sold out to General Foods. General Foods merged with Kraft Foods in 1990.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY697

Description Calumet tin.


Date APR 26,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Hannah Lartz

Notes This can is dented in several places. the bottom is rusty, and there are several scratches to the paint. Note, the lid is stuck, does not come off.