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Object ID 003611

Object Name Hoffman's Old Time Blended Coffee tin

Object Desc Metal tin with label that reads "Hoffman's Old Time Blended Coffee" with a picture of an old woman on the front.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003231

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1910

End Year Range 1940

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords coffee,Hoffman's,tins,

Title Hoffman's Old Time Blended Coffee tin

Description Metal tin with white, blue and orange label. Front of label says "Hoffman's Old Time Blended Coffee" and has a picture of an old woman drinking coffee. The back side has a description of the coffee and says "Roasted and Packed by John Hoffman & Sons Co. Milwaukee, Wis." The top lid says "Steel-Cut Vaccum Packed". There is no coffee in the tin.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5.25

Circumference 16.25

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker John Hoffman and Sons Company

Maker Details John Hoffman was born in Germany in 1839 and served in a grocery apprenticeship before coming to the United States in 1857. He found work as a butcher and later went into business with Jacob Wellauer and opened a wholesale grocery business. He became the sole owner of the business in 1898, his sons joined him in 1904. John Hoffman died in 1919.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3231



Date SEP 12,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Julia Kunas

Notes The top and bottom of the can are rusted. The label is discolored in a few spots. The can is empty.


Date SEP 12,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Hardware Store - automatic entry by admin