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Title Can: Davis OK Baking Powder. 1 lb.; Export package? R. B. Davis Co., N.Y.; Factory in Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1899-1910.
Object Name Can
Catalog Number 2010.007.0232
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Davis OK Baking Powder. One pound can. Export packaging? R. B. Davis Company, New York; Factory in Hoboken, no date, circa 1899-1910. Metal can with slip lid, 3/3/16" diameter x 5-3/8" high. Original printed paper label, full height, present; darkened and worn with some losses mostly at the top. Container holds ca. a half-teaspoon of whitish powder; not analyzed and unknown if baking powder; not considered at this time as original contents.

Company name and address on front at bottom: R. B. Davis, Office: 90 West Broadway, Cor. [corner] Chambers Street, N.Y. This address is the Gerken Building at 90-92 West Broadway which was completed in 1899. (Whether Davis had offices in the previous building on the site, a railroad terminal that had an offices rented to business including a bank, has yet to determined, but it is unlikely as the terminal did not use a West Broadway address.)

On left side running vertically is the Hoboken address: Factory, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18 Jackson St., Hobok[en, N.]J.

Back has directions in four languages, from top: English, German, French and Spanish. This suggests this can was for export.
Date 1899-1910
Year Range from 1899
Year Range to 1900
Search Terms R.B. Davis Company
Davis Baking Powder Company
Caption front Davis Baking Powder one pound can
Imagefile 076\20100070232.TIF
Classification Food
Manufacturing
Business & Commerce