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Object ID 001196

Object Name Elkay Solid Pack Tomatoes

Object Desc Empty metal can that originally contained tomatoes made by the L. Klein Company. Can has a black label with a vibrant red tomato.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001024

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

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tomatoes,food,Elkay Packed Tomatoes,L. Klein Company,canned food,cans,

Title Elkay Solid Pack Tomatoes

Description This is an empty metal can that used to contained packed tomatoes. This was made by the L. Klein Company. The can has three different sections on the label. On the front label is an image of a huge tomato. At the top of the label is the net weight of 1lb 3oz. Below that it says, "Elkay the mark of high quality." Below the image of the tomato is says Solid Pack Tomatoes. The label has a navy blue background. The words are white with a gold outline. The tomato is red. to the right of the front label is a direction that the canned goods should be emptied into either china or glass dishes. On the back of the label is words in white and gold outline. It says Elkay Selected Tomatoes. Below it has the guarantee of high quality vegetable. The it has the L. Klein logo on the bottom. There is no image on the lid. The lid cannot be removed.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 3.5

Circumference 10.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker L. Klein Company

Maker Details It started in 1869 and filed bankruptcy in 1947. It was a successful company during the late 19th century and early 20th century. The can itself comes from the 1920s.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001024



Date JAN 11,2014

Summary Excellent

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Some edge wear along the seams.