Humpty Dumpty Potato Chip advertising tin, 12” diameter, 14 1/2"” tall, 3 pound size, featuring 7” tall company logo trademark Humpty Dumpty graphic. Ingredients are printed on the front; simply stated “Potatoes, Vegetable Shortening and/or Oil, Salt. Accompanying this on the side is the National Potato Chip Institute seal of Guaranteed Quality, copyrighted since 1939. Initial operations began when Macbeth Engineering sold their dried mashed potato machine to a Mr. Cole, who started King Cole Chips. A factory fire and partnership issues caused it’s demise in 1946. In 1947 with a new partner and location Humpty Dumpty began. Since 1947 these chips have been a regional favorite snack in Maine. Their interesting and remarkable history expanded from initial start up in South Portland, Maine, to expanding and crossing US borders into Canada. Many ups and downs affected the company, they are now owned by Old Dutch Foods.
Original paper label on the lid identifies contents as RIPPLE Net Wt. 4 pounds. Tin had an after life use, remnants of pet food inside when acquired. It is clean inside and could be used once again for air tight storage. Some minor scrapes and scratches, see photos. Remarkable used condition considering age. Hard to see, you have to rub your hand around to feel, some very minor dents along the bottom. Tin has been cleaned and waxed. Ready for a new home.
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