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Title Can: Davis OK Baking Powder. (6 oz.?) Made by R. B. Davis Co., Hoboken, N.J. Can with printed label. 1/4 lb.?. N.d., ca.1900-1910.
Object Name Can
Catalog Number 2010.007.0107
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Davis OK Baking Powder. (6 ounces?) R. B. Davis Company, Hoboken, N.J., no date, circa 1925-1930. Metal can with slip lid, 2-7/8" diameter x 4-5/8" high. Embossed lid top: "Bake It Best with Davis Absolutely Pure"; bottom has a center dome with debossed 'star' at center. Original printed paper label, full height, present; stained and worn with some losses mostly at the top. Original contents not present. All text in English.

Content weight is unknown as that portion of the label is lost, but it was probably 6or 7 ounces.

Company name and address on front at bottom: R. B. Davis Co., Hoboken, N.J. (Company was located at 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18 Jackson St., Hoboken).

This label style was introduced in the 1920s (a 'modern' design that persists in updated versions to 2010; note the 'OK' is greatly reduced in size) and while it did continue into the 1930s, the can type changed in the early 1930s to a pry-off lid rather than the slip lid present here.

"All ingredients are especially prepared and scientifically blended by our own exclusive processes.
This baking powder is composed of the following ingredients and none other: Specially prepared acid phosphate, bi-carbonate of soda, aluminum sulphate [note line break has aluminum hypenated: al- minum], corn starch and 15/100 of 1 per cent dried white of egg."

"Easy to open."
Date 1900-1920
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1920
Search Terms Davis Baking Powder Company
R.B. Davis Company
Caption front Davis Baking Powder six or seven ounce can
Imagefile 075\20100070107.JPG
Classification Food
Manufacturing
Business & Commerce