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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Floor

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 10.4

Length 4.3

Width 4.3

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2740



Date MAR 4,2015

Summary Good

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