Larger 3 lb. litho 'Comrade Steel Cut Coffee' tin from J.A. Folger & Company, Kansas City, San Francisco. This tin shows vintage wear with scattered shallow dents, nicks, scratches and spotting but nevertheless remains in beautiful displayable condition (see photos). It has a wonderful dog graphic on the front and very nice presentation. The original lid has considerable tarnishing and wear and the bottom of the tin has age darkening. The inside has light tarnishing but is relatively clean. This is a very nice example of a much sought after tin.
Circa 1910-1925, dimensions, 7 3/8" tall x 6" diameter.
J.A. Folger & Company (later changed to The Folger Coffee Co.) was founded in San Francisco in approximately 1850 by James Athearn Folger. In the late 1840's Folger as a 14 year old traveled from Massachusetts to California with his two older brothers in search for gold. Upon arriving in San Francisco he became intrigued by the thriving construction and business economy in the city and never made it to the gold fields. The rest is history.