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Object ID 001431

Object Name Sanka Coffee canister

Object Desc Large, rectangular, metal can with printed text and graphics on sides. Has circular metal lid at top. On front is Sanka logo.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001884a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Coffee/Tea


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 8

Object Date

Start Year Range 1923

End Year Range 1932

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords coffee,beverages,Sanka Coffee,tins,cans,Sanka Coffee Corporation,

Title Sanka Coffee canister

Description Rectangular, metal tin with lid. Sides are printed, cream color background. At front is black with Sanka logo at top with a man pouring coffee into a cup below. At bottom, "Coffee / Caffein / Free 97%". Below that it has text, "Sanka Coffee Corporation / 301 Madison Avenue New York City". On left, right and back sides it has the word "Sanka" in black running across the top and bottom edges. On left side of can it has a description of Caffein free coffee. On right side there is another block of text that is faded and illegible. On b ack side, there is another two paragraphs of text.


Approx Collection Date

Height 10.38

Length 0

Width 6

Depth 6

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details includes lid

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Sanka Coffee Corporation

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1884a-b



Date FEB 7,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Overall, light scratches throughout. Paint on sides is severely worn off with silver metal showing through. A- Lid is stuck on can. Tarnish and wear on edges. Scratches. Loss of gold coloring on top and exposing metal underneath. B- Top of can has wear nad tarnish on edges. brown accretions. At top left corner of top side there is a dent. The front side of the can has scratches in the label with loss. Wear. Left side of can is worn with significant loss of paint on the label. Scratches. On back side of can, more loss of label with scratches. Dent on left edge below center. On right side of can, loss of lable with scratches. Dent at left and right edges above center. Dent at bottom edge running horizontally. Bottom of can has dent in upper left corner. Scratches. "H. Becher" engraved in metal at center with underline.


Date FEB 7,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date FEB 7,2014

Summary Location change

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

Date FEB 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 8 from Room 4 - automatic entry by admin