Object ID 001354
Object Name Sunshine Ginger Wafers Tin
Object Desc Cylindrical tin for Sunshine ginger wafers from the Loose Wiles Buiscuit Company.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001147
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Wonderland Park Exhibit
Start Year Range 1902
End Year Range 1946
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords cookies,food,Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company,Sunshine Biscuits,tins,
Title Sunshine Ginger Wafers Tin
Description Red tin with gold and black text reading: Sunshine Ginger Wafers. Tin has oriental scene with two women holding umbrellas on a bridge, and a mountain off in the distance. It still has its lid, but cannot be removed without force.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company
Maker Details Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company was a firm which was the second largest manufacturer of crackers in the United States in 1912. It maintained factories in Kansas City, Missouri, Boston, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, Omaha, Nebraska, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Dallas, Texas. It competed successfully with the National Biscuit Company in the 1930s. Its business was five times smaller than the National Biscuit Company in October 1932. In March 1946 stock shareholders of the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company approved a company name change to Sunshine Biscuits, Inc.
Date JAN 30,2014
Assessor Ben Locke
Notes There are multiple scratches on the tin throughout. The colors are somewhat faded, but everything is legible. The lid cannot be removed, and appears to be worn down or corroded.
Date JAN 30,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Wonderland Park Exhibit from Room 7, Shelf 17 - automatic entry by admin