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Title Cookie cutters, set of 4, card suit shapes; stamped Davis Baking Powder. Issued by by R. B. Davis Co., Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1927.
Object Name Cutter, Cookie
Catalog Number 2010.007.0465
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Set of four cookie cutters in card suit shapes stamped Davis Baking Powder. Issued by by R. B. Davis Co., Hoboken, no date, circa 1927. Formed and stamped metal, soldered, size varies, ca. 3-1/8" deep x 2-1/4" wide x 1" high.

This set of four in the shape of card suits - diamonds, spades, clubs and hearts - was promoted in 1927 advertising (see reference image) as a set for 25 cents to make "party-cookies".

This was a promotional group for its main product, Davis OK Baking Powder, made in Hoboken during the time period this item was issued. They had can making facilities as part of manufacturing and packaging operations at least in the 1920s. Whether they made these cutters in Hoboken or had them made elsewhere by a contract vendor has not been determined.
Date 1927
Year Range from 1927
Year Range to 1927
Search Terms Davis Baking Powder Company
R.B. Davis Company
Caption spade (inverted) - heart - club - diamond
Imagefile 076\20100070465.JPG
Classification Food
Manufacturing
Business & Commerce
Domestic Life