Object ID 003045
Object Name Peerless Maid Filled Confections
Object Desc A tall, square tin with a deep red-orange base color. THere is a fine gold design all over the tin while advertising Peerless Maid candy.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002740
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Floor
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords candy,chocolate,Peerless Maid,confections,tins,
Title Peerless Maid Filled Confections
Description A tall square tin with a dark red-orange base color. The entire tin has a fine gold design over it. In the center is a circular dark brown symbol with "no cnady made like Peerless Maid" in the middle. Near the bottom of the tin is the maker details. The top and bottom is bordered by a blue and black greek meander pattern. The lid is a twist-on circle that I can't manage to get off.
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Place of Origin
Maker Peerless Confection Co.
Maker Details Tom Henry ran a candy company called the Peerless candy factory, and in 1919 he started making the Tom Henry candy bar. He sold the candy bar to Williamson Candy Company in 1920, where they later changed the name to "Oh Henry!". Henry's family now runs a candy factory in Dexter, Kansas, that sells "momma henry" bars, which are nearly identical to the original candy bar.
Date MAR 4,2015
Assessor Carly Sass
Notes The lid won't come off and there are slight scratches to the designs.
Date MAR 4,2015
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 4, Floor from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin