Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title Can: Towle's Log Cabin Syrup. Made by General Foods Corp., Hoboken. N.d., ca. 1950-1955.
Object Name Can
Catalog Number 2010.001.0006
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Description Towle's Log Cabin Syrup. Made by General Foods Corporation, Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1950-1955. Lithographed metal container in the shape of a log cabin with screw cap; 3-5/8" wide x 2-1/2" deep x 4" high (includes cap.) Contents: 12 fluid ounces; original contents not present.

Color printing is on the long sides, top and extends to the bottom seam. Ends are plain metal Front of can has the product name on a sheet nailed to the side of the "cabin." Back has a cartoon depiction of the front of the cabin with an open dutch door. A frontier man with rifle is returning home with his son who has a lariat. A daughter stands outside the door and the mother is seen standing in the cabin next to a cradle.

This tin can was one of a series using this frontier theme. It is not labeled with series number or other marking stating its title. Apparently a collectible intended as a toy after the syrup was used.

Company was originally the Log Cabin Products Division of General Foods. Hoboken is listed on the front of the can. Bottom has a code, P-6957-RL, imprinted in the artwork; not a processing or batch code.

Product did not use "Maple" in its name. Ingredients are listed as: "Made of 85% Sugar and 15% Maple Sugar Syrups."
Date 1950-1955
Year Range from 1950
Year Range to 1955
Search Terms Log Cabin Products Co.
General Foods Corporation
Caption front view Log Cabin Syrup tin with Hoboken location
Imagefile 073\20100010006.JPG
Classification Food
Manufacturing
Business & Commerce
Children
Play