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Object ID 003105

Object Name Johnston's chocolate tin

Object Desc Red and gold chocolate tin.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002797

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords candy,chocolate,tins,Johnston's,Cavalier,

Title Johnston's chocolate tin

Description tin with hinged lid; red with gold border design all over; top has a lion and horse crest and Johnston's; bottom has Johnston's Chocolates New York Chicago Milwaukee Minnepolis Oakland; near top of front Cavalier and one pound is printed


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 8

Width 5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 12

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Johnston's Chocolates

Maker Details A Scottish immigrant named A.J. Johnston established the A.J. Johnston Confectionery and Cracker Company in 1848 as a local supplier of cookies and crackers. Within a few years the company had a regional and national reputation for high quality products. In 1899, his son Robert built the first factory and expanded the product line into chocolates and toppings.It is still in business today.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2797



Date MAR 19,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Megan Hindman

Notes A little rust, some scratches


Date MAR 20,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4 from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin