|Title||Can: Davis OK Baking Powder. 1 lb.; Export package? R. B. Davis Co., N.Y.; Factory in Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1899-1910.|
|Collection||Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection|
|Credit||Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.|
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.
|Year Range from||1899|
|Year Range to||1900|
R.B. Davis Company
Davis Baking Powder Company
|Caption||front Davis Baking Powder one pound can|
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