This attractive one pound keywind tin was compliments of the Bureau of Coffee Information of New York and was probably given out at a World's Fair as an educational souvenir. The outside of the old tin is colorful with branches of a coffee plant in different growth stages shown at 1/3 size. Inside is a tin caddy that holds seven corked, glass vials. Each vial contains different types of coffee in various stages. On the inside of the lid is a list of the contents of the vials, giving cork color and a description of contents; RED CORK - Dried Coffee Berries From Venezuela, as an example. It comes with the original pamphlet; Coffee From Tree to Consumer. This is probably from the 1939 World's Fair.
The tin measures about 5” in diameter by 4” high and is in very nice condition with good gloss and minimal scuff wear. The top of the lid has minor discoloration and there is a minimal amount of rust along the bottom rim of the tin. The caddy is in very good condition with a bright green finish. All of the vials are in good condition and seem to be filled with the correct product although they are a bit cloudy. A few of the corks are chipped. The paper pamphlet measures about 8 ½” by 14 ¼”. It is creased and has some small tears and folded corners.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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