portions Copyright © 2011 by the Museum Archive software project ·  All Rights reserved ·  E-Mail:
Home   |   By Name   |   By Keyword   |   By Category     
Chudnow Museum
Chudnow Museum
Ralston Wheat Oata container
  1. Details
  2. Images
  3. Conditions
  4. Events
  5. Provenance
  6. Notes


Object ID 003653

Object Name Ralston Wheat Oata container

Object Desc Tall circular container with discolored orange and white checkered pattern and blue accents.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003273a-b

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

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords food container,oatmeal,Ralston wheat oata,

Title Ralston Wheat Oata container

Description Tall circular container. Faded orange and white checkered background. Lettering is either orange, white, ore white with orange trim. The lettering is on a blue background or a white background. Has cooking directions on one side. Gives a description of the porridge on the other side. Contents weigh 2 lbs. 10 oz.


Approx Collection Date

Height 9.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5

Circumference 16.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Palston Purina Company

Maker Details Located in St. Louis, MO. Has roots back to 1894, when it was orignally an animal feed company. It began producing cereal later on, which became successful enough for the name to be changed to the Ralston-Purina Company from Purina Mills.

Maker Mark


(click for full image)

Image Caption CMY3273a-b



Date SEP 24,2015

Summary Poor

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes The lid's edges and the top part of container are very torn. The label on the lid is flaking off. Some scratched off parts of the labe on the main logo's blue background. Directly below the label along the edge is chipped off. Net content weight lettering is chipped off.