Circa 1915, this tin has a paper label and was manufactured by the Biston Coffee Company in Saint Louis, MO. Saint Louis was a very large coffee manufacturing city in the early 1900s, hence, there are a lot of coffee advertising items available still today. The Folgers brand was the largest from the city to emerge over the years.
Circa 1915 era Coffee Can from the James Forbes Coffee Manufacturing company in the Saint Louis MO market. This tin can is very hard to find and has great colors on it.
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.
This is a Buckeye Root Beer syrup dispenser from the Cleveland, OH Fruit Juice Co, circa 1890-1915. It is made of ironstone and features a decorative decal image of a frothy mug of root beer in the center.
These are Jic Jac Root Beer, Orange and Grape soda cans with a cone top style manufactured by the Jic Jac Company of St. Louis, Missouri starting in the 1950’s.
A Whistle Orange Soda Clock Circa1940. This clock features the advertising slogan, “Thirsty? Just Whistle”.
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.
This Vess Soda tin sign features a beautiful winter scene and displays three flavors on the bottles, Circa 1940.
This is a metal advertising clock from Coca-Cola, Circa 1940s . This clock is not considered rare but certainly commands a visual respect with it’s red color contrasts.
Circa 1860-1880s era Blob and hutchinson style soda bottles from Waterloo, Illinois. The earliest one is the John Ruf soda bottle which is civil war era. Mr. Ruf was in town from about 1860-1870 when he left for Jacksonville, IL in Morgan County. The others are from Henry Schuell who was in town from 1898-1899 for a short 18 months, and from Henry Boeke was came in 1878 and turned the business to his son Charles around 1895. All of these bottles are hard to find, but the Ruf and Vertical H. Boeke are the only ones of each of these known to exist. Early small town blob and soda bottles including ones with pontil marks on the bottoms are highly sought after by collectors from the area of their origin, the state, or for other factors.