Object ID 002217
Object Name Hoffmann's Finest Quality Quill Cinnamon
Object Desc Orange and blue cardboard box containing seven cinnamon sticks. Packaged for John Hoffman & Sons Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001700a-g
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Start Year Range 1904
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords cinnamon,spices,Hoffmann's (brand),John Hoffman & Sons Co.,boxes,baking,cooking,
Title Hoffmann's Quill Cinnamon
Description Cardboard box containing seven sticks (1 oz.) of cinnamon. Packaged for John Hoffman & Sons, Co., of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Box has orange and blue coloring with a red letter "H" on front and back. Sides of box are orange with blue detail and the words "Finest Quality Quill Cinnamon."
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Above measurements are for the box.
Place of Origin
Maker John Hoffman & Sons Co.
Maker Details John Hoffman was born in Germany in 1839 and served in a grocery apprenticeship before coming to the United States in 1857. He found work as a butcher and later went into business with Jacob Wellauer and opened a wholesale grocery business. He became the sole owner of the business in 1898, his sons joined him in 1904. John Hoffman died in 1919.
Date MAY 17,2014
Assessor Laura Shively
Notes Box is clean, free from marks, bends or water damages. Box is not crushed, still crisp. Cinnamon inside is still in good condition.