Object ID 001738
Object Name Sultana Peanut Butter pail
Object Desc Bucket style can for Sultana Peanut Butter from The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001391
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Shelf 14
Start Year Range 1900
End Year Range 1950
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Sultana Peanut Butter,peanut butter,tins,A&P,Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea,food,
Title Sultana Peanut Butter pail
Description Yellow/Orange bucket-style can used for Sultana Peanut Butter. Print/Illustrations are red and black. Reads "Net Wt. 1 lb./Sultana/Peanut Butter/The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company/ New York, N.Y./Distriubtors." Illustration of two toddlers, boy and girlk--girl is giving boy a sandwich." Back reads "Stir oil thoroughly through peanut butter if it should seperate." Large wire handle on top of can.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Measurements refer to can with handle in upright position.
Place of Origin
Maker The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
Maker Details The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P, is a supermarket and liquor store chain in the United States. What is now A&P began in 1859; it established a small chain of retail tea and coffee stores in New York City and a national mail order business. It grew to 70 stores by 1878. In the late 19th century, A&P, still a tea and coffee company, became the country's first grocery chain. At the turn of the century, it operated almost 200 stores. The company grew dramatically after introducing the economy store concept in 1912, growing to 1,600 stores in 1915. After World War I, the company opened stores offering meat and produce. In 1930 the company, now the world's largest retailer, reached $1 billion in sales with 16,000 stores. In 1936, A&P adopted the self-serve supermarket concept and opened 4,000 larger stores by 1950.
Date MAR 12,2014
Assessor Cassie Coffey
Notes Overall, tin is in good condition. However the lid is missing and their are some spots, scratches, and oxidation present. This brings the condition to fair. Bottom and inside has been painted silver.
Date MAY 30,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 3 from Room 4, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin
Date AUG 29,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 14 from Room 4, Shelf 3 - automatic entry by admin