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Title Can: Cocomalt. Malted Food Drink. 1/2 Lb. Made by R.B. Davis Co., Hoboken. N.d., ca. 1936-1950.
Object Name Can
Catalog Number 2010.007.0492
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Cocomalt. Malted Food Drink. 1/2 Pound Net. Made by the R.B. Davis, Company, Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1936-1950. Printed (lithographed tin) metal can with removable pry lid, 2-7/8" diameter x 4-3/8" high. Inner seal of parchment paper present but partially opened; the bulk of original powder contents still present. Bottom of can embossed: E7 Inkstamped price on bottom: 29 cents [cent symbol].

"The Trade Mark Cocomalt means a Davis product. Made only by R.B. Davis Company, Hoboken, N.J."

While date as the 1930s, it is probable that this can was from early in the decade as the inner seal is unprinted and paper. Later seals were embossed soft metal and could be used as proofs of purchase for promotional premiums.
Date 1936-1950
Year Range from 1936
Year Range to 1950
Search Terms R.B. Davis Company
Caption front Cocomalt half pound can
Imagefile 077\20100070492.JPG
Classification Manufacturing