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
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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.
Date SEP 12,2015
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