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
General Category History
Category Food Containers
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 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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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.
Date JAN 11,2014
Assessor Brooke Uhl
Notes Some edge wear along the seams.