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Object ID 001356

Object Name Shield Lard Tin

Object Desc Shield brand lard tin with handle from Armour and Company.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001148

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 cooking,Shield (brand),Armour and Company,tins,baking,lard,

Title Shield Lard Tin

Description Cold colored metal tin with blue and yellow text. Shield brand pure lard from Armour and Company. 2lbs. net weight. Metal handle built into the sides like a paint can.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 4.5

Circumference 14.25

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Armour and Company

Maker Details Armour & Company was an American meatpacking and food processing company founded in Chicago, in 1867, by the Armour brothers, led by Philip Danforth Armour. By 1880, the company had become Chicago's most important business and had helped make Chicago and its Union Stock Yards the center of America's meatpacking industry. During the same period, its facility in Omaha, Nebraska boomed as well, making the city's meatpacking industry the largest in the nation by 1959. In the 1980s, the Armour brand was split between shelf-stable meat products and refrigerated meat products. Today, each is owned by different entities.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1148



Date JAN 30,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Lid cannot be removed. Minor wear on the front logo. Scratches and corrosion on top and bottom of tin. Rust on the bottom.


Date JAN 30,2014

Summary Location change

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