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Object ID 002061

Object Name Monarch Tea tin

Object Desc Tin for Monarch brand black tea.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001590

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 1923

End Year Range 1955

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Monarch (brand),Reid, Murdoch & Company,tins,beverages,tea,

Title Monarch Tea tin

Description Colorful tin with the same image of farmhands working in a field, picking tea leaves on each side. Company mark reads, "Our highest quality" above an image of a lion. Lid reads: "Monarch Tea" with the same lion trade mark.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.25

Length 2.5

Width 2.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Reid, Murdoch & Company

Maker Details Reid-Murdoch Co. was a Dubuque, Iowa, company founded in 1853 to provision wagon trains heading west. Expanded into a grocery manufacturer. Historical Reid, Murdoch & Co. building still located in Chicago.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1590



Date APR 30,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Edgewear on cover and bottom rim. Colors still fairly bright, minor dent on the right side.


Date APR 30,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 6 - automatic entry by admin