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Object ID 001432

Object Name Sumaba Coffee can

Object Desc Tin cylinder with lid. Yellow lithograph label wrapped around with image of woman at front center hold coffee cup.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001885a-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 1930s

End Year Range 1940s

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Wilmanns Bros Company,coffee,Sumaba Coffee,beverages,William Stenmeyer Company,cans,coffee cans,tins,

Title Sumaba Coffee can

Description Tin coffee can, round with lid. A- lid is painted gold with ribbed edges. B- Can is cylinder with lithographed, yellow label. At front is text "Sumaba / Coffee" At center in crest is woman facing right drinking coffee. Has the letter "W" in her hat. At bottom of label in small text is "Wilmanns Bros Co. Milwaukee". On back of can label is a black shape with description of product.


Approx Collection Date

Height 9.75

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5.38

Circumference 17.25

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details includes lid

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker William Stenmeyer Company

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1885a-b



Date FEB 7,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Lid is a tight fit, leave off in storage. A- lid is worn on edges. Light scratches on both sides. On top, edges are dented. Small black accrestions throughout top. Exterior edges have two paint colors both gold-tone. Most likely re-painted at some point. Interior there is yellow paint on the edges and a spot on the underside of the top. Metal is tarnished. Light scratches. B- Can is worn. Metal is tarnished. Interior of can is tarnsihed throughout with small spots of rust. Light scratches. On exterior of can on the front at top there is yellow paint, most likely rubbed off from lit. Label is held on with clear packing tape. Along top and bottom of label there is loss of paper. To the right of the front of the label there is a 1" x 1/4" section of loss. To the right of that the label is torn with loss vertically across entire label. Paper is worn and discolored. On bottom of can, metal is tarnished. There is a sticker. Bottom edge has dent at back.


Date FEB 7,2014

Summary Location change

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