This is a very unusual Town Talk Brand Coffee tin made for The C. F. Blanke Coffee, Tea & Spice Company based in St. Louis, MO, circa 1910. While the company was based in St. Louis, they later expanded to Chicago, Dallas, New York City, Minneapolis and Kansas City, Missouri. The Town Talk bin has a latch on the top and was designed for a larger family as the can says clearly it is a “family can”. The tin container probably held close to ten pounds of coffee compared to their more customary containers which held two or three pounds. The Blanke Coffee Company was also known for their Saratoga, Fancy, and Happy Thought brands which were big sellers for them. The C.F. Blanke Company was a main advertiser during the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. The promotional ads during the fair helped propel their coffee business nationwide.
This is a very colorful tin general store counter coffee bin from the Ridenour Bakery Company in Kansas City, Missouri. This bin held 50 pounds of bulk coffee, and was designed to allow consumers to simply scoop out the amount of coffee they needed each time. The Arabia’s Chief brand always featured an Arabic man…
Featured is a beautiful reverse on glass shoe sign from the Burt and Packard Company formerly in Brockton, Massachusetts. This sign advertises their Korrect Shape Brand of shoes. Circa 1905.
Featured is a beautiful tin coffee can from the Biklen Winzer Grocery Company in Burlington, IA. The can features a horse or thoroughbred image with the name Derby Coffee. Whether this is a correlation to the Kentucky Derby or not, I simply do not know. But it would make sense!
Pictured is an early coffee tin can from the Durand and Kasper Coffee Company, which was based in Chicago, Illinois. This particular can is a round canister with a removable lid. It dates to the 1905 era.
Featured is an early stoneware coffee pot from the Cyrus F. Blanke Coffee Company in Saint Louis, MO. This stoneware pot has the Blanke name on the lid, and features their famous Blanke Devil image for their Faust brand of coffee. Circa 1910. The stoneware mug comes in two different handle styles, and also comes…
Pictured is an early General Store Wooden Coffee Bin from the E. C. Scudder and Brother Coffee Company, based in Saint Louis, MO. Later this company became the Scudder-Gale Grocer Company in the 1920’s. An awesome stenciled wooden display piece. Circa 1900.
French Market Roasted Coffee Chicory Can, New Orleans Coffee Company, New Orleans, LA Louisiana. Three pound store can.
Featured is a beautiful tin three pound coffee can from the A.J. Kasper Company for their Turkey Brand of roasted coffee.
Featured is an early metal general store coffee bin from the David G. Evans Coffee Company out of St. Louis, MO. This company was later famous for their Old Judge Coffee Brand.
A colorful coffee can from the Stone Ordean Wells Coffee Company which was based in Duluth, MN for their Metropolitan Brand of Mocha and Java Coffee.
Featured is a beautiful Uncle Sam’s Coffee General Store Tin Bin from the Thomas Wood and Company Manufacturer based in Boston, MA
Featured is an early wooden general store coffee bin from the Canby, Ach, and Canby Coffee Manufacturer based in Dayton, OH. This bin advertises their King Bee brand of coffee.