Metal Lithographed CALUMET Baking Powder Tin Circa 1960s
Original metal lithographed CALUMET BAKING POWDER TIN. Based on the General Foods Kitchen logo on the back, the tin is circa 1960s.
The front of the tin features the company's trademark, an Indian wearing a war bonnet above the banner, See Back Panel for Recipe Book Offer. The back provides steps to receive the company's popular, The Calumet Treasury of Home Baking recipe book by sending 15 cents and proof of purchase.
The tin measures approximately 5 ¼” high by 2 ⅞” round and originally held 14 ounces of baking powder. We have not attempted to open the tin but there may be some baking powder still inside as it "rattles" when shook.The tin shows its wear but would look great in "shabby chic" or vintage kitchen decor, or for someone who collects old food tins.
The Calumet Baking Book ©1931 is available in an another listing.
About Calumet Baking Powder: In the 1889, William Wright, a Chicago baking powder salesman, formulated CALUMET, double-acting baking powder in Chicago. He named the produce after Calumet City. Calumet is an Indian name for a peace pipe and for this reason the Indian chief chosen for trademark.
In 1929, Calumet became a brand under General Foods. In 1985, Phillip Morris Companies Inc. purchased General Foods so Calumet is now part of the Phillip Morris Companies, Inc.
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