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Object ID 002218

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 # CMY001701a-g

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Spices/Flavorings


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1904

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cinnamon,Hoffmann's (brand),John Hoffman & Sons Co.,boxes,baking,cooking,

Title Hoffmann's Finest Quality 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

Height 5.5

Length 1

Width 0

Depth 1

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Above measurements are for the box.

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1701a-g



Date MAY 17,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Laura Shively

Notes Box has a small dent in the lower right corner on the front. Other than that, crips edges, no wrinkles or folds in the carboard. Cinnamon in good quality.