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Title Can: Davis Dry Yeast Baking Powder. R. B. Davis Co., Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1922-1932.
Object Name Can
Catalog Number 2010.007.0233
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Davis Dry Yeast Baking Powder. R. B. Davis Company, Hoboken, N.J., no date, circa 1922-1932. 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 12 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).

A 1922 Davis recipe book (archives 2010.007.0215) does not use yeast in any of the recipes which suggests they introduced it after that date.

Product is known to have been available in 1925, cf. archives 2010.007.0039, a Domestic Science Dept. publication from R. B. Davis where the product is featured on the title page. Also on the cover of 2010.007.0004, a 1930 publication by them.

The company changed from slip lid cans to ones with pry-off lids in the early 1930s which helps to narrow the range this can was sold.
Date 1922-1932
Year Range from 1922.0
Year Range to 1932.0
Search Terms R.B. Davis Company
Davis Baking Powder Company
Caption front Davis Dry Yeast Baking Powder eight to twelve ounce can
Imagefile 076\20100070233.TIF
Classification Food
Manufacturing
Business & Commerce