Advertising Talc tin, Olivilo Velvety Talcum Powder, made by Wrisley Perfumer of Chicago. His company was established in 1862 and incorporated 1895. In the early 1920’s Allen B. Wrisley Co. of 6801 W. 65th St. Chicago; launched a range of fragrances to his line of products. At that time Wrisley was primarily a manufacturer of perfume and soap. He also sold toiletries, colognes, bath tablets, bath crystals, face creams, tooth powders, dusting powders and talcum powder.
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Talcum powder tin is oval cylindrical 6 1/4" tall, 1 1/16" by 2 3/16", marked along the bottom "A C CO 70A 0111". Tin was made by American Can Co. in Illinois factory (70A), 0111 (Jan. 1911) Metal twist top, on tight. Gold leaf Art Nouveau design on the front and back as some wear spots and loss. Tin has original contents. A very good early display piece. Some scratches, paint loss on one side, see photo. Shoulders have aged and darkened. A depression below “Chicago” at the bottom. Graphics cover it up. Considering age talc tin is still a good collectible condition.
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