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Object ID 002023

Object Name Quinby's La Touraine Tea Tin

Object Desc Medium sized tin for Quinby's La Touraine orange pekoe tea.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001576

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Coffee/Tea


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1940

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords W. S. Quinby Co.,La Touraine Tea,tea,tins,beverages,Quinby's (brand),

Title Quinby's La Touraine Tea Tin

Description Yellow, medium sized tin. Front of tin has image inside a purple border of a woman in exotic clothing carrying a tea pot on a serving plate. Text reads: "It's the flavor. Quinby's La Touraine. The Perfect Tea, Orange Pekoe." Reverse side has the same image and text. Left side reads: "This package contains a choice Orange Pekoe Ceylon and India, producing a tea that meets the hearty approval of critical tea drinkers." Right side reads: "Have you enjoyed the pleasure of La Touraine, the Perfect Coffee?"


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 3.75

Width 3.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker W. S. Quinby Co.

Maker Details Listed in the 1907 Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents. Little info available on this company.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1576



Date APR 24,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Heavy edgewear on most exposed metal surfaces. Dust staining and fading on paper cover. Rust spots on bottom.


Date APR 24,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 24,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Cabinet 1, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin