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Object ID 003739

Object Name Armour's Quick Oats container

Object Desc Tall yellow circular container with black lettering that once contained oats.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003349

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 oatmeal,Armour's Quick Oats,food,

Title Armour's Quick Oats container

Description Yellow circular container. The lettering is black. Cooks in 3 minutes. Logo is of a child holding oats while wearing a hat and waving. Has a blurb on how the oats are made and what they do during the cooking period. Has directions on the side. Net weight is 3 lbs, 7 oz.


Approx Collection Date

Height 8.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5.5

Circumference 17

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Mapl-Flake Mills Inc.

Maker Details General offices are in Chicago. Has been around since at least the late 1910s- had an ad in a paper in 1918.

Maker Mark child holding oats and waving


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Image Caption CMY3349



Date OCT 10,2015

Summary Poor

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes The lid is heavily taped, and there is tape on the body of container near the lids as well. Noticalbe tear on the body near the lid. Looks like the lid and bottom have yellow tape on them. Frayed edges near the bottom.


Date OCT 10,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date OCT 10,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Room 9, Shelf 10 - automatic entry by admin