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Object ID 001461

Object Name Hills Bros. Coffee jar

Object Desc Glass jar with metal lid. Red paper label around jar with Hills Bros logo at front and back.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001892a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Coffee/Tea


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 7

Object Date

Start Year Range 1932

End Year Range 1940s

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords coffee,Hills Bros. Coffee,jars,beverages,

Title Hills Bros Coffee jar

Description Glass jar with lid and paper label. A- lid is metal, screw-on. Exterior is red and white. On top has text in white circle, "The Correct Grind / For Drip, Glass Maker, Percolator, or Pot". In red circle at center text, "Hills Bros / Coffee/ For Best Results / Follow Directions / on Label". Interior of lid is gold with wax seal. B- jar is glass with small opening at top. Top and bottom edges of jar are textured glass. Red, paper label at center. Logo at front and back. Directiosn at left side. At right is description of product. At lower edge of jar at right is embossed manufacturer "Duraglas" with number to left "51986" at bottom of jar is makers mark.


Approx Collection Date

Height 9

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5

Circumference 16

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details with lid

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Hills Bros. Coffee

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1892a-b



Date FEB 13,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes A- lid is in fair condition. Wear on edges with loss of paint. Dirt. Interior of lid is tarnished on edges. What looks to be red wax in on the interior edges, probably from original vacuum seal. B- Interior of jar is discolored, white, had coffee beans inside -removed. At top the red wax from lid has rubbed off on jar. Label is not affixed completed and is loose on right side. Label is discolored and stained. Accretion at right with loss, looks like another piece of paper stuck to the label. Light tears on edges. On back sid eof label loss at bottom center. Bottom of jar has light scratches on edges and wear.




Date FEB 14,2014

Notes During WWII the metal cans were replaced with glass jars.