Object ID 001193
Object Name Fresh Roasted Coffee Can
Object Desc An empty rectangular metal can made by the Montgomery Ward and Company which originally contained coffee.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001021
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 coffee,Montgomery Ward & Co.,cans,beverages,
Title Fresh Roasted Coffee Can
Description Empty rectangular metal coffee can that is colored light brown, red, and beige. The front of the coffee can is the same as the back. The background of the entire can is light brown. A bold red border surrounds the words on the front and back label. At the top it says, "Net weight is two pounds" in red writing. Below it is an empty box with a red border. On the back it has 4105 stamped just above the box. "Fresh Roasted Coffee" is written In bold beige and red outlined words. Below is the name of the company in red writing. The trademark slogan "Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back" is written here as well as Montgomery Ward locations such as Chicago, Kansas City, Saint Paul, Portland, and Fort Worth. The right side of the can has a Celtic looking design of beige and red. The left side of the can is blank with on the seam visible. The top of the can has a lid, but it is dented and cannot be opened.
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Place of Origin
Maker Montgomery Ward & Co.
Maker Details Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward in 1872. In 1908, the company opened a 1.25 million ft² building stretching along nearly 1/4 mile of the Chicago River, north of downtown Chicago.Currently it is just an online store.
Date JAN 11,2014
Assessor Brooke Uhl
Notes The can has edge wear, but on the right side it is dented in on the bottom of the can. There are a lot of creases all over the entire can.