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Object ID 002324

Object Name Beich's Superb Filled Confections

Object Desc Rectangular tin for Beich's confections.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001793

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 1

Object Date

Start Year Range 1910

End Year Range 1940

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Paul F. Beich Company,Beich's,tins,candy,confections,candy tins,

Title Beich's Superb Filled Confections

Description Orange tin with blue and yellow ornate trim. Each side has the same image of the advertised candy inside. Top reads, "Beich's, say Bikes!" Underneath image reads: Superb Filled Confections.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.5

Length 4.5

Width 4.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Paul F. Beich Company

Maker Details In 1893 Beich purchased the Chisholm-Gray Company building, first conducting business in the 200 block of East Front Street, and later in the 100 block. In 1899 Beich and Oscar Buffe purchased the Lancaster Caramel Company from M.S. Hershey. By 1908 the Beich candy factory at the foot of West Grove Street, just west of Union Station, Bloomington was considered one of the city’s leader industries, employing more than 200. By 1929 it employed 400 persons and the Chicago branch, opened in 1911, and employed 200. In 1919 Paul F. Beich was named president of the National Association of manufacturing Confectioners at their annual conference which was held in Springfield, Mass. In 1987 Nestle purchased the company, ending all Beich family involvement.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1793



Date MAY 28,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Heavy fading, scraping, and edgewear throughout.


Date MAY 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 3 from Room 1, Shelf 19 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAY 30,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 1 from Room 4, Shelf 3 - automatic entry by admin