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
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
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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.
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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.
Date SEP 24,2015
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.