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
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
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.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details The lid is about .5 inches in height.
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.
Date JAN 10,2014
Assessor Brooke Uhl
Notes The can has a lot of edge wear and scratches. Some staining as well.