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Object ID 003787

Object Name O.K. Brand Herring containers

Object Desc Two circular yellow containers with a diamond shaped pattern that once contained OK herring.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003795a-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 herring,O.K. brand herring,tins,Otto L. Kuehn Co.,

Title O.K. Brand Herring containers

Description Circular metal containers with attached handle. The majority of the container is a gold color with diamond shapes on it. O.K. brand and Holland Type Herring is written on the lid.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 8.25

Circumference 26

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Otto L. Kuehn Company

Maker Details Located in Milwaukee. Founded in 1882. Was a distributer of groceries.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3795a-b



Date OCT 17,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes The lids are discolored. One tin has a noticable dent on the side. That same tin also has noticable rust on the bottom. The gold paint on both tins are slightly chipped. One tin has a sticker on the bottom.


Date OCT 17,2015

Summary Status change

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

Date OCT 17,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Room 1, Shelf 17 - automatic entry by admin