This wonderful old advertising canister from the early 1900's was used in soda fountains for holding malted milk. This was made for the Thompson’s Malted Food Co. of Wisconsin and in particular it was for their product called Hemo. In a 1914 article it was stated the Thompson’s Double Malted Milk Hemo, which was made with beef and iron, was “the food that builds up weak stomachs”. This is not painted, the canister is porcelain enamel over a metal base. It does not have the Thompson’s name but it has the documented Thompson’s shield logo on opposing sides and the two alternating panels have “Hemo”. The background is a creamy gray, Hemo is green and the shield is gray, blue and muted gold with a red “T”. It has its original, high domed, porcelain enamel lid in the same color as the base. It is a great piece of soda fountain advertising and would be perfect in the kitchen for holding cookies, coffee or packets of cocoa.
It measures about 10” high and about 5 7/8” in diameter and is in good condition with minimal wear. The enamel retains most of its color and gloss with minor scratch and scuff wear. The top edge of the canister that is hidden under the lid has some chip wear as shown in the photos. The lid is not dented but does have some chip wear around the outer edge. Overall it is in very nice condition and displays well.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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