Object ID 002549
Object Name Ovaltine shaker
Object Desc Aluminium shaker with lid for Ovaltive. Plain metal with decorative scores on canister exterior.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002159a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Shelf 6
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Ovaltine brand,beverages,dairy,mixers,
Title Ovaltine shaker
Description Aluminium shaker and lid for Ovaltine. A: Canister is unpainted. Has decorative scoring in the metal along the top and bottom edges. Indentation along top edge to secure lid. B: On top of lid is text "Ovaltine" embossed and painted orange. About middle of side is decorative scoring. Slight lip at bottom to secure to canister. Unpainted.
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Maker Details By 1915 Ovaltine was being manufactured in Villa Park, Illinois,The US children's radio series Little Orphan Annie (1931–1940) and Captain Midnight (1938–1949), and the subsequent Captain Midnight TV series (1954–1956), were sponsored by Ovaltine. They had promotions in which listeners could save proofs-of-purchase from Ovaltine jars to obtain radio premiums, like "secret decoder ring" badges or pins that could be used to decode messages in the program.
Date JUN 20,2014
Notes A: Metal has surface scratches on interior and exterior. Dark staining on exterior, brown in color, stuck in crevices. Spotting from liquid on exterior. Wear along top edge from lid. On interior, at bottom dark accretion in corners between bottom and sides. Small dents on sides and bottom. B: Lid is worn with scratches on interior and exterior. Brown staining on sides. Brown spots at left. Dents in top side. Paint in underline of Ovaltine is scratched off. On interior wear around edge from canister.