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Object ID 001433

Object Name Gimbel's Special Coffee can

Object Desc Large, round tin can with lid and lithograph label. Label is brown and repeats on front and back.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001886a-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 1920s-1930s

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords beverages,coffee,Gimbel's Special Coffee,Gimbel Brothers,cans,tins,General Can Company,

Title Gimbel's Special Coffee can

Description Large, tin can with lithograph label. A- lid is metal, circle, fits into top of can. B- Can has label adhered to side. On front and back sides has Gimbel's logo. Text at bottom reads, "Special / Coffee / Gimbel Brothers / Milwaukee New York / Philadelphia". On left and right sides has gold outlined box, text "Gimbel's / Special / Coffee / A Blend / of the / Finest / Grades / For Cup Quality / It is Par Excellent / Gimbel Brothers / Milwaukee / New York / Philadelphia". On bottom of can has embossed stamp "General Can Co. / Chicago"


Approx Collection Date

Height 9.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5.75

Circumference 17.25

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details includes lid

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Gimbel Brothers

Maker Details Can: General Can Company

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1886a-b



Date FEB 7,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes A- Lid is tarnished and worn. Light scratches on both sides. Rust spots. Loss of some gold coloring showing silver metal. Back side of lid is tarnished with rust. Accretion on edge. B- Interior of can is tarnished and scratched. Some spots of rust at bottom. Exterior of can - lable is worn and faded. Scratches on label. Vertical tears running from top edge and bottom edge. White discoloration on bottom with scratches. Loss at bottom edge in two areas. Loss on one main label to right. Bottom of can is rusted and tarnished.


Date FEB 7,2014

Summary Location change

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