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Object ID # 1986.018.005
Object Name Can, Food Storage
Title Prairie Pumpkin Can
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Early 20th-century
Artist Ontario Canners Ltd., Sarnia, Ontario
Made Ontario Canners Ltd.
Place of Origin Ontario
Description An ONTARIO CANNERS LIMITED BRAND, "Prairie Pumpkin" labelled food can, that was found hidden in an Owen Sound, Ontario's house wall with some other tins. The top of the can was perforated centrally and partially cut open to access the contents. The lithographed paper label has an illustration of a buffalo on it (blue and green). The other side has an illustration of a pumpkin plant. There is also some red printing.
Makers mark Printed
Provenance Found hidden inside a residential wall during renovations to a home in Owen Sound, Grey County. It was found with several other cans of the c.1908-1928 time period.

As it was packed in Sarnia, Ontario, by the Ontario Canners Limited Co., it would have been shipped to Owen Sound by train, and sold in a grocery store.

Last owned by William J. Quigley of Owen Sound.
Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Metal/Tin/Paper/Ink/Glue
Dimensions H-12.5 Dia-10.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Function A commercially-prepared unit container of pumpkin, packed at a cannery