Object ID 002087
Object Name Swift's Silverleaf Brand Lard tin
Object Desc Pail-style tin for Swift's Silverleaf brand lard.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001602
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Object Date 1916-1920
Start Year Range 1900
End Year Range 1950
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Swift & Co.,Silverleaf (brand),lard,tins,cooking,baking,
Title Swift's Silverleaf Brand Lard tin
Description Gold and blue pail-style tin for Swift's lard. Metal wire handle attached to the sides. Back side reads: Swift's "Silverleaf" brand lard is guaranteed pure. Its popularity is attested by an enormous and universal sale. Swift & Company. Original lid replaced by a Sunshine Biscuits one.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Swift and Company
Maker Details The Swift meat packing company was first founded in 1855 by 16 year old Gustavus Franklin Swift in Eastham, Massachusetts. It's early origins on Cape Cod, led to later Brighton, MA, Albany, NY and Buffalo, NY locations, It was finally in Chicago, that Swift and Company was incorporated in 1875. In addition to meatpacking, Swift sold various dairy and grocery items, including Lazy Maple bacon, Brown 'N Serve breakfast sausage, Swiftning shortening, Allsweet margarine, Brookfield butter, cheese under the Brookfield, Pauly, and Treasure Cave brands, and Peter Pan peanut butter. Swift began selling frozen turkeys under the Butterball brand in 1954.
Date MAY 6,2014
Assessor Ben Locke
Notes Heavy scratching and edgewear throughout. Original lid replaced with a Sunshine Biscuits one.