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Object ID 001749

Object Name Ivins Butter Jumble Cookies

Object Desc Cube-shaped can for Ivins Butter Jumble Cookies.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001397

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 6

Object Date

Start Year Range 1910

End Year Range 1940

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Ivins Baking Co.,Butter Jumble (brand),cookies,tins,food,

Title Ivins Butter Jumble Cookies

Description Yellow and red cube-shaped can for Ivins Butter Jumble cookies/biscuits. Front/Back/R/L sides all the same. Read "Ivins/Baker of Good Biscuits/in Philadelphia Since 1846/Butter Jumble/[Image of flower-shaped cookies]." There is also a notice "Approved by the women of Philadelphia for Ivins" and an illustration of Ivin. Can has lid with handle and clasp closure. Bottom of can is gold-colored.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5

Length 5

Width 5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions are for entire can with handle down.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Ivins Baking Co.

Maker Details The old Ivins Baking Co. was once located on Broad Street near Fairmount Avenue, the company dates back to 1846. When the company folded decades ago, Acme purchased the name "Ivins" and their famous spiced cookie recipe. The spiced cookie is a staple in Philadelphia. Acme contracted out the job to Perfect Foods in Lansdale. The company made Tritzels, Chipzel and Sweetzel products - pretzels, chips and cookies. In 1965, the Borzillo family, which operated a wholesale bakery business in Norristown, purchased the Sweetzel division. At some point, Acme switched the contract to other bakeries. There's no other place in America where these spiced wafers are baked and sold. The only two companies on the planet that bake Ivins are Sweetzel and Acme, which contracts with outside bakeries.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001397

Description Ivins Butter Jumble Cookie Can


Date MAR 13,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Large dents on can. Clasp for closure is present. Lots of scratching and wear on lid and sides. Possible water damage on bottom.


Date MAR 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 6 from Room 4, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin