Object ID 001739
Object Name Cracker Jack Cocoanut Crisp can
Object Desc Large yellow can of Cracker Jack Cocoanut Corn Crisp.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001392
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Shelf 1
Start Year Range 1930
End Year Range 1950
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Cracker Jack Co.,Cocoanut Corn Crisp,tins,food,
Title Cracker Jack Cocoanut Crisp can
Description Large yellow cylindrical can to hold Cracker Jack Cocoanut Corn Crisp. Can has tin lid with "Keep Cover On Tight" engraved. Yellow Label on front and back reads "The Cracker Jack Co's/Cocoanut Corn Crisp/[full color picture of crisp]/made by/Chicago The Cracker Jack Co. U.S.A." Sides of can contain "Notice" for home use and ingredient list/Net Wt. 1 lb. Bottom of can has "Continental" symbol (can maker?). Can is empty.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Measurements refer to entire can.
Place of Origin
Maker The Cracker Jack Co.
Maker Details The Cracker Jack name was registered in 1896. In 1902, the company was reorganized as Rueckheim Bros. & Eckstein. "Take Me Out to the Ball Game", a song written by lyricist Jack Norworth and composer Albert Von Tilzer, gave Cracker Jack free publicity when it was released in 1908 with the line, "Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack!" In 1922, the name of the Chicago company was changed to The Cracker Jack Company. The Cracker Jack Company was purchased by Borden in 1964 after a bidding war between Borden and Frito-Lay. Borden sold the brand to Frito-Lay parent PepsiCo in 1997, who quickly incorporated Cracker Jack into the Frito-Lay portfolio. In 2013, Frito-Lay announced that Cracker Jack would undergo a slight reformulating, adding more peanuts to Cracker Jack and updating the prizes to make them more relevant to the times.
Date MAR 12,2014
Assessor Cassie Coffey
Notes There is some rusting on the lid. Some scraps and tears in the label, but everything is vibrant and readible.
Date MAY 30,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 1 from Room 4, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin