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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Wonderland Park Exhibit

Object Date

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

Height 8.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 9.75

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1147



Date JAN 30,2014

Summary Fair

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