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Object ID 002216

Object Name Premier Perri-Walla Orange Pekoe

Object Desc Metal tin originally containing Premier Perri-Walla Orange Pekoe Tea, made by Francis H. Leggett & Co. of New York.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001699

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

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tea,Premier Perri-Walla,beverages,Francis H. Leggett & Co.,tins,

Title Premier Perri-Walla Tea

Description Metal tin originally containing Premier Perri-Walla orange pekoe tea. Tin has cream colored background with gold upper and lower trim and gold fleur de lis design. Central portion of front side has an oval outlined in blue circles. Image in center of oval depicts a man carrying a teapot and cup of tea. Star and logo at top of oval for Premier Food Products. Lid cannot be removed. Container appears to be empty.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5

Length 2.5

Width 3.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Francis H. Leggett & Co.

Maker Details Frances Leggett was born in New York City on March 27, 1840. He received an academic education, and when 16 years old began business as a clerk. Six years later he went into business with an older brother, this partnership continuing until 1870, when Mr. Leggett withdrew from the firm and formed a partnership with his younger brother, Theodore. The firm was known as Francis H. Leggett & Co., one of the largest importing houses in groceries, teas, and coffees in the United States.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1699



Date MAY 17,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Laura Shively

Notes Rusting on top, but paint on sides is all intact. No scratches or dents.