The Brotherhood Tobacco lunch box tin was used by children to take their lunches to school in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s.
Circa 1920 This is a Paprika Spice tin box from the Forbes Company and the Martha Washington brand. It has a paper label over the tin
Circa 1885 E. Schroeder Amber Soda Bottle. Amber soda bottles from the Midwest are highly collected and are very rare.
Circa 1904 Stoneware Coffee pot from the C.F. Blanke Coffee and Spice Company, originally based in Saint Louis, MO, but eventually in many markets in the Middle of the United States. While some Blanke coffee pots are commonly found advertising the Faust Brand of coffee, this particular one is very rare, and was probably used during the 1904 Worlds Fair in St. Louis as the Blanke company sponsored an asian garden, and this is the only item I have ever seen with the asian theme to it. I suspect this might have been used during the fair in the pavilion. i am aware of two of these pitchers to date.
Circa 1915, This is a tin over cardboard sign with a cardboard stock finish made by The NBC Root Beer National Bottling Co. E. St. Louis, IL .
Circa 1930 Old Judge Paprika Spice Tin from The David Evans Coffee company in Saint Louis, MO. This brand later became one of the biggest sellers in the United States keeping St. Louis as the coffee manufacturing capital for many years.
Circa 1920 Faust Brand of Pepper. The Faust name was also used as a beer by the Anheuser Busch family as they were close friends. Their was also a very famous restaurant in St. Louis owned by Tony Faust, so I would imagine his pepper brand was used there!
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.