Johnson-Layne Coffee Co, Gunpowder Brand General Store Bin, St. Louis, MO

Circa 1910, The Johnson Layne Coffee Company in Saint Louis, MO was in business for only a few short years, but their flagship brand was the Log Cabin Brand of Coffee. This particular general merchandise storage bin was designed for customers to scoop out their coffee in bulk when buying the product. I am guessing the Gunpowder brand was a high potency coffee given the name, as I have seen this on a few other manufacturers tins also.

Orange Julep Tin Serving Soda Tray

Circa 1920 Metal Serving Tray for the Orange Julep brand. This tray was very risque for it’s time based on the positioning of the womans dress and apparently it was a cause of concern for the company due to some backlash at the time. The Orange-Julep brand was a fairly large national seller in the soda world at the time. Coshocton, OH Manufactured Tray.