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Object ID 002327

Object Name Hoffmann's Old Time Blended Coffee

Object Desc Tin can for Hoffmann's coffee.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001794

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Coffee/Tea


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 11

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1930

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords tins,cans,coffee,John Hoffmann & Sons Co.,beverages,

Title Hoffmann's Old Time Blended Coffee

Description Cream-colored tin can for Hoffmann's coffee. Left and right sides have a lengthy description of the product along with the company name and location. Front of the can has an image of an old lady drinking out of a coffee cup.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5

Circumference 16

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker John Hoffmann and 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 CMY1794



Date MAY 28,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes The label is in fairly decent condition, top and bottom metal surfaces have moderate edgewear.


Date MAY 30,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 12 from Room 4, Shelf 3 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAY 30,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 11 from Room 4, Shelf 12 - automatic entry by admin