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Object ID 001703

Object Name Crawford Tartan Shortbread tin

Object Desc Large oval tin for "The Crawford Tartan Shortbread" made in Great Britain.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001361

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Drawer 2

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920

End Year Range 1940

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Shortbread,tins,Crawford Tartan,William Crawford & Sons,

Title Crawford Tartan Shortbread tin

Description Tin used for Crawford's Scotch Shortbread. Large oval tin with green and red patchwork and cream colored print. Top of lid has image of man in regalia. Reads "The Shortbread of Tradition/""/The Crawford Tartan Shortbread." Sides of tin have shortbread emblem and read "Crawford's/The Crawford Tartan Shortbread/Crawford's/[Sticker of ingredients: Oval shortbread/Flour,Butter,Sugar,Syrup,Salt,Bi-carbonate of Soda./Made in Great Britain/ Net weight 1lb." Bottom has an emblem and reads "By appointment Biscuit Manufactueres to H.M. The King." in addition reads "Crawford's Scotch Shortbread/The Shortbread of Tradition/[description of quality]/Made in Great Britain/William Crawford & Sons, Ltd.,/Edinburgh, Liverpool & London, Great Britain/Established 1813."


Approx Collection Date

Height 2

Length 11.25

Width 7.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions refer to entire tin.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker William Crawford & Sons

Maker Details In 1960, United Biscuits acquisitioned Crawford's Biscuits.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001361

Description Crawford biscuit tin


Date MAR 11,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Inside of tin is in good condition with little oxidation. However outside of tin has experienced water damage that is visible on the top and bottom. Some oxidation on the outside of the tin. Quarter sized patch of label missing on lid.


Date MAR 11,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 8 from Room 7, Shelf 24 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 11,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 2 from Room 4, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUL 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Changed from Room 4, Shelf 2 to Room 4, Drawer 2.

Date JUL 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Drawer 2 from Room 4, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin