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Object ID 002808

Object Name Taveners fruit drops tin

Object Desc Cylindrical metal tin originally containing 12 ounces of Olde English Taveners fruit flavored drops.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002571

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Candy exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords candy,hard candy,fruit drops,confectionary,Olde English,Tavener Rutledge,tins,

Title Taveners fruit drops tin

Description Cylindrical metal container originally containing 12 ouces of Olde English Taveners fruit flavored drops. Tin has a black background and a design featuring images of the fruit drops in red, green, and yellow. The front has a circular panel with "Olde / English / Taveners / fruit flavored / drops / Tavener Rutledge LTD / Liverpool / England" printed on it. The top rim of the tin has a list of ingredients. The bottom rim says "Made in England by Tavener Rutledge Limited, Liverpool." The top and bottom of the tin are silver metal. The top has a lid which could be pried off with a can opener.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 9.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Tavener Rutledge Limited

Maker Details The Taveners factory opened at Edge Lane in Liverpool in 1911 and is still going strong today. The company was originally called Tavener Rutledge, which was then shortened to Taveners. It has changed hands a couple of times in recent years. Toms Confectionery of Denmark bought the factory in 1992, then in 2006 Blackpool-based Tangerine took the firm over. Despite these changes, the Taveners brand of sweets has endured. It was relaunched in 2007 with a range including the hard-boiled fruit sweets that the company is best known for and chocolate éclairs, which they invented in 1932.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2571



Date DEC 5,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Tin has some scratching and areas where painted surface has been marred. Small dent on front side near weight information.


Date MAY 2,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 14 from Room 4, candy display - automatic entry by admin

Date SEP 26,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date SEP 26,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Candy exhibit from Room 4, Shelf 14 - automatic entry by admin