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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Coffee/Tea


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 4.5

Circumference 13

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The lid has a diameter of 3.75"

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001174a-b



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.