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Object ID # 1986.018.002
Object Name Can, Food Storage
Title Big Horn Brand Salmon Can
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 20th-century
Year Range from 1910
Year Range to 1928
Artist British Columbia Packers Association
Made British Columbia Packers Assn.
Place of Origin Vancouver, British Columbia
Description BIG HORN BRAND labelled salmon can. The cylindrical tin was opened on its bottom end in the past. The lithographed red / blue / white / yellow / black paper label has "BRITISH COLUMBIA / SALMON" and an illustration of a salmon fish. The other side has a crest shaped illustration of a bighorn sheep ram. The can was packed by the British Columbia Packers Association of Vancouver, B.C., and later found in an Owen Sound, Ontario wall.
Makers mark Tiny printed lettering at the bottom of the label: "COLONIST LITHO. VICTORIA"
Provenance Found inside a residential wall during renovations to a home in Owen Sound, Grey County. It was found with several other cans. The British Columba Packers Association built a fishing processing plant at Ogden Point, Victoria, BC, circa 1928. The tin likely dates to between 1910-1928. The label was printed in Victoria, B.C. by the Colonist Lithography or printing business.

Last owned by William J. Quigley of Owen Sound.
Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Metal/Tin/Paper/Ink/Glue
Dimensions H-11 Dia-7.6 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Function Commercial unit container of salmon, packed at a cannery