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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

Alternate ID

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

Height 6.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5.75

Circumference 19

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.[2] 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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1602



Date MAY 6,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Heavy scratching and edgewear throughout. Original lid replaced with a Sunshine Biscuits one.