These Eight Grocery Store Tins and Bottles from the 1930's thru the 1970's will surely bring back some childhood memories. There were the sweets like Camp Fire Girls Butter Mints, Mellomints Wintergreen, and Mavis Chocolates. Then after a fun day of playing in the snow, mom would make us kids some Ovaltine Chocolate or Hershey's Cocoa, or maybe some McCormick Tea or Beech-Nut Coffee. I remember my mom using some of these ingredients when she cooked or baked all of her great homemade meals and desserts. Ahh! Those were the days! Listed below is each item and its condition:
1.) 1930's/40's Price's Edsom Salt made by Special Sale Products Company of Boston, Mass. This is a one pound cardboard container with a price on the bottom of $.29. It measures 5 1/8" tall and 3 1/8" in diameter. **Condition: Fair plus condition, very clean inside and outside. This container is solid but have moderate surface wear on the outside.
2.) 1938 McCormick Tea Tin which held 25 Tea House Tea Bags, Banquet Orange Pekoe Tea, 2 Ounces. The tea was made by McCormick and Company of Baltimore, Md., made in U.S.A., 2 ounces of tea. This Tea Tin measures 3¼" wide x 5" tall. **Condition: The outside and the inside are in very good condition, both very clean and bright, no rust at all. *Outside: There is edge wear on the top of the lid; light wear on the bottom of the tin; and some surface scratches on the front and sides.
3.) 1960's Hershey's Cocoa Tin. This is a 8 oz. tin which held cocoa made by the Hershey Foods Corporation of Hershey, Pa. On the side of the tin are recipes for Fluffy Cocoa Frosting, Chocolate Town Special Cake, Hot Cocoa, and Cocoa Fudge. This cocoa tin measures 3¼" wide x 5" tall. **Condition: The outside and the inside are in good condition, both very clean and bright. *Outside: The top of the tin has surface wear and tiny amounts of rust; There is also some surface wear on the bottom of the tin; There is a dent on the front of the tin. *Inside: There is a small amount of cocoa on the inside of the tin.
4.) 1930's Mellomints Wintergreen Mints Tin made by the Brandle & Smith Company of Philadelphia, Pa. The price of 10 cents is printed on the top of the tin. The tin held 2 1/2 oz. of mints and measures 3 7/8" wide x 1 7/8" tall. **Condition: The outside and inside are in good condition, both very clean and bright. *Outside: There is light wear along the outer edges of the tin and a few rub marks; a tiny amount of rust on the bottom of the tin and surface wear.
5.) 1950's/60's Beech-Nut Vacuum Packed Coffee in a glass bottle with screw-on lid. On the bottom of the bottle it reads, Design Patended, The Letter "A", and the Numbers 5 1 8 6 - 3. The bottle measures 3½" at its widest point and 6" tall. **Condition: The outside and the inside of the bottle are in very good condition, very clean. The outside and the inside of the screw-on cap are in good condition, very clean and bright. *Screw-on Cap: There are a few tiny scratches on the outside and inside.
6.) 1950's Ovaltine Chocolate Flavored Drink in a Brown Glass Bottle. On the bottom edge of the glass jar it reads, Duraglas. On the bottom it has these numbers, 21 5 11 6. This Ovaltine Bottle measures 4¾" high x 3¼" in diameter at the widest point. **Condition: The bottle is in excellent condition. The lid is in good- condition. *Lid: There is light surface wear, and some scratches on the top of the lid; There is normal wear on the inside of the lid from opening and closing; The round cardboard seal it still in place.
7.) 1970's Camp Fire Girls Butter Mints Tin. The tin held 7 1/2 oz. and was made by the Naylor Candies, Incorporated, of Mt. Wolf, Pa. It measures 2" tall and 6" in diameter. **Condition: The outside of the tin is in good condition, very clean and bright. The inside of the tin is in good condition, very clean and bright. *Outside: There are some surface scratches on the outside, scratching along the outer edges, and the bottom has a dull finish; There is also a small dent along the top edge of the lid and normal wear where the lid meets the bottom. *Inside: There is light wear to the inside of the lid and the inside of the bottom of the tin.
8. 1930's Mavis Chocolates Tin by Devoine of Paris and New York. Delicious chocolate candies were found in this beautiful red, gold, and blue tin. The original deep red embossed paper liner embossed with the name "Mavis Chocolates" is still inside the tin. This tin measures 7 5/8" wide x 4 5/8" long x 2 3/8" deep. **Condition: The outside of the tin is in good- condition. The inside of the tin is in good condition. *Outside: There are two small dents in the top of the tin, wear to the outside of the top and bottom and the edges of the tin, two tiny dents in the bottom of the tin, and wear from opening and closing of the tin. *Inside: There is light wear to the inside of the top and bottom of the tin. The embossed paper has a few very tiny tears and two tiny pieces missing.
Eight great vintage tins to decorate your kitchen with that will bring back special memories of the fun times a family and friends have in their kitchen. A wonderful gift for anyone who collects vintage grocery store tins.
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