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Object ID 001402

Object Name Minute Brew Can

Object Desc A small empty rectanglar tin can that was manufactured by The Battle Creek Food Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001179

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Coffee/Tea


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 11

Object Date

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Minute Brew,Battle Creek Food Co.,beverages,cans,coffee,

Title Minute Brew Can

Description It is an empty tin can that was manufactured by the Battle Creek Food Co. The can is without a lid. The color is orange, white, gold and blue. The front label says "A Table Beverage" that lists all the ingredients. Below that it says the brand name of "Minute Brew. dissolves instantly in hot water. The Battle Creek Food Co. Battle Creek Mich. Net weight 4 ounces." It has two orange stamps. One says Sanitarium and the other says it is endorsed by the Battle Creek Sanitorium. The right and left sides just have the background color of orange. The back of the can says "A Delicious Cereal Beverage." The it lists the manufacturer guarantee and how that this blend is a cereal/coffee blend. Then it lists the directions on how to make the brew. At the bottom of the label t says "The contents of this package will make 65 cups of average strength."


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.25

Length 3

Width 1

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Battle Creek Food Co.

Maker Details John Harvey Kellogg, was also one of the first Americans to realize the great potential of soy in human diets. After graduation Kellogg returned to Battle Creek and in 1876, at age 24, he became physician-in-chief, in charge of the Western Health Reform Institute. He promptly renamed it Battle Creek Sanitarium . Kellogg gave it a new meaning: "a place where people learn to stay well" In about 1877 Kellogg developed a similar product from a mixture of several well-baked grains and called it Granola. 1890 Dr. Kellogg organized the Battle Creek Sanitarium Food Company as a subsidiary of the Battle Creek Sanitarium. In 1894 he developed and patented America's first flaked cereal, his rolled-wheat Granose Flakes. C.W. Post who had shown intense interest in the experimental kitchens while a patient at the Sanitarium. In 1895 he started marketing Postum coffee substitute. A lawsuit followed between the two Kellogg Brothers and J.H. had to change the name to Battle Creek Foods Co. in 1921.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001179



Date FEB 5,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes A lot of edge wear at the opening and it looks like it is rusting. There are several scrathes along the tin as well.


Date FEB 6,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4 from Room 4, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 11 from Room 4 - automatic entry by admin