Object ID 001352
Object Name Blanke's Tin Cup Coffee
Object Desc Tin container of Blanke's Tin Cup Coffee.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001146
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Start Year Range 1890
End Year Range 1940
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords coffee,tins,C.F. Blanke Tea & Coffee Co.,beverages,Tin Cup (brand),
Title Blanke's Tin Cup Coffee
Description Tin 1lb. container of (label reads) "Blanke's Tin Cup Coffee, An Expert's Blend, C.F. Blanke Tea & Coffee Co. St. Louis". Container is an orange/red color with gold polka dots, and a gold colored frame surrounding text. Lid of container is gold colored with a black knob. The container has a gold colored handle. Many coffee tins during this era were made to have a use after the coffee was gone. This container could serve as a tin cup post-use.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details The above measurements refer to the entire container with lid. The following measurement refers to the width of the can from handle to front: 6".
Place of Origin
Maker C. F. Blanke Tea & Coffee Company
Maker Details The C. F. Blanke Tea & Coffee Company was founded by Cyrus F. Blanke and operated in St. Louis from 1890 to sometime previous to World War II. The C. F. Blanke building still stands at 904 S. 14th Street and has been in use as commercial office space.
Date JAN 29,2014
Assessor Cassie Coffey
Notes The can has some scratches in the label and lid where the paint has come off, however the label is completely readible and the color is still very vibrant. Some rusting on inside of handle and bottom of tin.