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Object ID 001187

Object Name Hillside Coffee Can

Object Desc An empty circular metal can with lid produced by the National Tea Co. Can originally contained Hillside Coffee.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001019a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Coffee/Tea


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 Hillside Coffee,coffee,cans,National Tea Company,beverages,

Title Hillside Coffee Can

Description Empty tin can with removable lid which originally contained Hillside Coffee. The label is colored blue and silver. On the lid are raised words saying it is regular blend and the key is on the bottom. The label on the can has an image of blue hills surrounding the entire can. The label also has image of two oxen pulling a cart being led by a farmer. The words are mostly in bold silver. The net weight is 2lbs. Hillside Regular Grind. On the bottom it says Coffee in bold blue. In smaller letters it says National Tea Co. Home Office, Chicago, IL. The front and back labels are the same. The can has two linear indents around the circumference.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.75

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5

Circumference 15.75

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The lid is about .5 inches in height.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker National Tea Company

Maker Details Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis. National Tea Co. established 1899 in Chicago, IL. Large grocery chain througout the midwest.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001019a-b



Date JAN 10,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes The can has a lot of edge wear and scratches. Some staining as well.