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
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Shelf 7
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.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details with lid
Place of Origin
Maker Hills Bros. Coffee
Date FEB 13,2014
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. http://amhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/collection/object.asp?ID=321