Object ID 001161
Object Name Phillips Delicious Vegetable Soup
Object Desc Empty metal can originally containing condensed vegetable soup made by the Phillips Packing Company., Inc.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001011
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 soup,food,Phillips Packing Company,vegetable soup,cans,
Title Phillips Delicious Vegetable Soup
Description This is an empty can of vegetable soup made by the Phillips Packing Co., Inc. The label is has a thick strip of red coloring that is surrounded by a green background. The writing is white and gold. The front of the label states that it is Phillips Delicious, which is on the green background. On the red pillow background it says condensed Vegetable Soup. It has been patent by the US. The Net Weight is 1lb 6oz. At the bottom of the label it says it has been packed by the Phillips Packing Co., Inc. To the right of the front label on the thick red strip is the directions on how to cook the soup in gold writing. To the left of the front label is the guarantee that Phillips Packing Company has issued for its products.
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Place of Origin
Maker Phillips Packing Company
Maker Details Established in 1902, the Phillips Packing Company became one of the largest fruit and oyster canneries in the eastern United States. Factory B packed potatoes, lima beans, peas, and sweet and white potatoes. During WWI, Phillips Packing Company canned a large share of the rations of the American army and in WWII the company employed 1/4 of Cambridge's 8,000 inhabitants. The Company is also noted for supplying the canned food for Admiral Richard Byrd's polar expeditions to the Antarctic in the 1930s. The Phillips Packing Company was sold in the late 1950s to Consolidated Foods. Around 1965, the entire Factory B complex was destroyed by fire, leaving only the offices of the industrial complex intact.
Date JAN 9,2014
Assessor Brooke Uhl
Notes A lot of edge wear along the bottom of the label. It is hard to see who the manufacturer is. Some edge wear to the top of the label. Also, can has been dented.