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Object ID 001663

Object Name Ziegler's Peerless Marshmallows canister

Object Desc Metal canister with lid for Ziegler's Peerless Marshmallows. Light blue canister, lid is white.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001972a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

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End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords candy,candy tins,tins,Peerless Marshmallow,Ziegler's Candy Company,George Ziegler Candy Company,marshmallows,displays,

Title Ziegler's Peerless Marshmallows canister

Description Round, metal canister with lid. B- lid is white and sits over the edges of the can top. Lid is stuck onto canister. A- Can is round, metal. Light blue with white text. Front and back text, "Ziegler's / Peerless / Marshmallows / Made By Geo. Ziegler Co. / Milwaukee, Wis." On left and right side, company logo with text "For / Eating / Baking / Toasting / Topping / 5 lbs. Net".


Approx Collection Date

Height 6

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 10.25

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0

Material metal


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker George Ziegler Candy Company

Maker Details Was the first Wisconsin Company to manufactuer marshmallows (Milwaukee Sentinel. 18 June 1950).

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1972a-b



Date MAR 6,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Lid is stuck on the canister. B- Lid is worn with rusting. At right side of can about 2" from edge white paint marks. Dent at front edge. Scratches. A- Discoloration. Scratches on exterior. Areas of rust along edges. On back rust by "W" in Marshmallows. Dent at lower left edge. On bottom of can, metal tarnished, scratched and rusted.


Date APR 30,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date APR 30,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Room 4, Shelf 3 - automatic entry by admin