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Object ID 001363

Object Name Durkee's Allspice Tins

Object Desc Durkee's brand allspice tins when company was owned by Glidden.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001224

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Spices/Flavorings


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 14

Object Date

Start Year Range 1929

End Year Range 1940

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords spices,Glidden (brand),tins,baking,Durkee Famous Foods,

Title Durkee's Allspice Tins

Description Off white background with red text for Durkee's name. Allspice writen on each side. Company bought by Glidden in 1929, still manufactured in Elmhurst, NY. General offices were relocated to Cleveland, OH.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.75

Length 2.25

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 2



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Durkee Famous Foods

Maker Details In 1929 Glidden got into the food business by acquiring in swift succession seven good-sized food companies. It bought margarine producers in Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, and California, then paid $1.8 million for the plant and facilities of the long-established E.R. Durkee & Co., of Elmhurst, Long Island. One of the oldest names in the US food industry, Durkee was founded before 1860. Thereupon the Glidden food division was blanketed under the well-known trade name of Durkee Famous Foods, along with Durkee's mayonnaise, salad dressing, Worcestershire sauce, and spices (Fortune 1949; Glidden Coatings and Resins 1984).

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1224



Date JAN 30,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Some rust on the top of both tins. Logos and colors are all bright and legible. Minor dents on the front and back sides of each.


Date MAY 21,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date MAY 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 2 from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAY 30,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 3 from Room 4, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 29,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 14 from Room 4, Shelf 3 - automatic entry by admin