Object ID 001397
Object Name Clark & Host Coffee can
Object Desc An empty coffee can that was made by Clark and Host Company in Milwaukee, WI
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001174a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Clark & Host Company,coffee,cans,beverages,cans,
Title Clark & Host Coffee can
Description An empty tin can that used to contain coffee. The can is gold and red. The front and the back of the can says "Clark's Full Flavor Packed Coffee. Quality for over 30 years." It has an image of a coffee cup with heat rising out of it. To the left on the fron tis the Clark and Host Trademark. The right and left sides of the can are the same as well. It says "one pound net. Rich, smooth, delicious. All purpose grind. Quality products. Coffee, teas, spices, extracts, baking powder. Clark and Host Co. Importers. Manufacturers. Milwaukee, Wis. Save Coupon inside." The can switches the use of the gold and red colors for the words throughout. The lid has no design or image.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details The lid has a diameter of 3.75"
Place of Origin
Maker Clark & Host Company
Maker Details Clark and Host was started in the early 20th century. Around 1902 Charles Clark met William Host after Clark arrived in Milwaukee, his wife's birthplace. Clark and Host formed their own coffee company in Milwaukee. The company was sold to Roundy, Peckham, and Dexter in 1942. Today the company is known as Roundy's which is the parent corporation of Copps Foods, Pick'in Save and other similar companies in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Host retired from the Clark and Host company in the 1930s. Clark followed in 1942 which led to the selling of the company.
Date FEB 5,2014
Summary Very Good
Assessor Brooke Uhl
Notes Some wear on the can. On the top it looks like it is starting to rust along the edge. Some minor scratches.