Object ID 001217
Object Name Twinings Gunpowder Green Tea Can
Object Desc An empty tea can that was made by the R. Twinings Co. Ltd.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001052
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Twinings Gundpowder green tea,tea,R. Twinings Co.,cans,beverages,
Title Twinings Gunpowder Green Tea Can
Description An empty green and white tin can that was made by the Twinings Co. The lid is stuck in the can. The lid says Twinings a registered trademark in english and three other languages. Then London, England. The front and back labels are the same. Near the top it has the est. 1706 and has the royal crest from her majesty the queen. Then it says "Twinings teamen to connoisseurs for over 250 years Gunpowder Green Tea Net weight 4 oz." Near the bottom it explains that it is a rich blend from the orient. Then the manufacuter is on the bottom Twinings Co. and London England. The left side of the label explains the history of the tea company. The right side label gives the guarantee of the tea company and the directions in order to make the tea. All of the words are written in white. Each label has a white border. The front and back and ribbon like border and the two sides have a rectangle border.
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Place of Origin
Maker R. Twinings Co. Ltd.
Maker Details The founder of Twinings was Thomas Twining. He opened Britain's first known tea room at No. 216 Strand, London, in 1706; it still operates today. The firm's logo, created in 1787, is the world's oldest in continuous use. Holder of a royal warrant, Twinings has been owned by Associated British Foods since 1964. It sells a variety of regional and flavoured teas such as Lapsang Souchong, Lady Grey, and Darjeeling, as well as infusions, coffee, and hot chocolate. The company still exists today.
Date JAN 14,2014
Summary Very Good
Assessor Brooke Uhl
Notes Some stains and slight scratches covering the can. Also, some rust.