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Object ID 001344

Object Name Graham Wafers Tin

Object Desc Tin of National Biscuit Company "Uneeda Bakers" Graham Wafers.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001142

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 1929

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1935

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords National Biscuit Co.,tins,graham crackers,

Title Graham Wafers Tin

Description Red tin to hold 1lb. 3 oz. of Nation Biscuit Company "Uneeda Bakers" Graham Wafers. Large printed photograph of graham wafers on the front and back underneath product name "'Uneeda Bakers' Graham Wafers". Side of tin labeled "National Biscuit Company 'Uneeda Bakers' [company trademark] Net Weight 1 lb. 3 oz. Address: New York, N.Y. Made in U.S.A."


Approx Collection Date

Height 6

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 6

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The above measurements are for the tin in its entirety.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker National Biscuit Company

Maker Details The history of Nabisco starts in 1792, when Pearson & Sons Bakery opened in Massachusetts to make pilot bread, a tough and durable biscuit to sustain sailors on long journeys. William Moore united Pearson, Bent and six other eastern bakeries into the New York Biscuit Company. In 1890, for the same reason, Adolphus Green formed the American Biscuit & Manufacturing Company, combining approximately 40 midwestern bakeries.In 1898, Moore and Green merged their two companies, along with the United States Baking Company, to form the National Biscuit Company, a formidable collection of 114 bakeries. Adolphus Green was president of this new national company. Green was convinced his new company needed a big idea to gain the publicís attention. He got it when the company quickly developed a cracker with a new shape that was lighter and flakier than anything else being made at that time. Green considered many names for the product and decided on UNEEDA biscuit. Today: Nabisco

Maker Mark ellipse with antenna on top "NBC Trademark Uneeda"


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Image Caption CMY001142

Description National Biscuit Company "Uneeda Bakers" Graham Wafers


Date JAN 28,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes The tin still maintains it's color and illustrations with minor scratches and marks. The lid can still be removed but fits tightly on the tin. There is a small indentation on the left side of the tin underneath the trademark.


Date JAN 28,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin