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Object ID 001351

Object Name Armour's Oats

Object Desc Container of Armour's Rolled White Oats.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001145

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

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1930

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Armour's Oats,oatmeal,food,Armour and Company,

Title Armour's Oats

Description A yellow cardboard 1 lb. 4oz. container of Armour's Rolled White Oats. Container's label reads (in blue) "Armour's Rolled White Oats, Cook Perfectly in 10 to 15 Minutes, Manufactured and Guaranteed by the Armour Grain Company Chicago". Also printed on the label are "Tested Recipes for Armour's Oats" including, "Armour's Oatmeal Bread, Armour's Oatmeal Macaroons, Armour's Scotch Tea Cakes". Above the recipes on one side reads "Serve Every Day in Some Appetizing Way These Guaranteed Cereals, Armour's Oats, Armour's Macaroni, Spaghetti, Noodles, Armour's Pancake Flour, Armour's Corn Flakes". Label also includes illustration of an elf dressed in a suit, holdling a stalk of grain.


Approx Collection Date

Height 7.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 4

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The above measurements are for the entire container including lid, which is secure.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Armour Grain Company

Maker Details The owner's of the Armour Grain Company also owned the famous Armour & Co. meatpacking plant in Chicago. Armour & Company was an American meatpacking and food processing company founded in Chicago, in 1867, by the Armour brothers, led by Philip Danforth Armour. Armour was the inspiration for one of the meatpacking plant owners in Upton Sinclair's classic novel, The Jungle. The 1904 strike against Armour & Co. figures in the novel's plot.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001145

Description Armour's Rolled White Oats


Date JAN 29,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes The label of the container is in fair condition as most of the text can be read and the illustrations are mostly unmarked. However, the containers lid has lost any label possibly once present and the top and bottom of the label have moderate peeling or tearing. The bottom and inside of the container have some stains and taping.


Date JAN 29,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date JAN 29,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin