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
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Start Year Range
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".
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Place of Origin
Maker George Ziegler Candy Company
Maker Details Was the first Wisconsin Company to manufactuer marshmallows (Milwaukee Sentinel. 18 June 1950).
Date MAR 6,2014
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