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Object ID 001404

Object Name Gold Bond Coffee Can

Object Desc An empty tin can with lid that used to contain coffee made by the Jewett and Sherman Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001181a-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 Gold Bond (brand),Jewett & Sherman Company,coffee,cans,beverages,

Title Gold Bond Coffee Can

Description It is an empty tin can that used to contain coffee that was made by the Jewett and Sherman Co. The main colors that show up on the tin is Red, teal, gold and white. The lid of is completely red that has raised lettering that says "Whole Bean. To Open Turn." There are three labels on the can. The front and back label are the same. It says "Gold Bond brand Coffee. Roasted and Backed by Jewett and Sherman Co. Milwaukee WI." The side label says "One pound net weight." In gold and red it says "A1." The border is lacy with gold flanking it.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 4.25

Circumference 13.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The lid is .5" in height.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Jewett & Sherman Company

Maker Details Jewett and Sherman Co. was established in Milwaukee in 1867. It started out as Jewett, Sherman, and Co. before it was incorporated in 1875. It was an extensive wholesale business that was located on Broadway. Gold Bond was a type of brand that was sold at their store. It ranged from Coffee to Peanut Butter and Mustard. The building was renamed the Product Exchange Building for a portion of its existence. In 1977, it was purchased and extensive remodeling was done before a five-alarm in 1979. Restoration began again after the fire.The building is often incorrectly referred to as the Merchant Mills Building. A report from 1892 and another from 1896 reference it as The Merchants’ Mills, of the Jewett & Sherman Co. The name is derived from the company’s Merchants Coffe and Spice Mills located at the site.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001181a-b



Date FEB 5,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes A lot of scratches along the lables. Edge wear. It looks at one time it might have been taped and then someone took the tape off which removed some of the label.


Date FEB 5,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date FEB 5,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Room 4, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin