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Object ID # 1955.008.001
Object Name Tin
Title Tea Tabloids Tin
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date Post 1906
Year Range from 1906
Year Range to 1920
Made Made for the Burroughs, Wellcome & Co.
Place of Origin London, England
Description Tabloids tea tin with hinged lid. English brand of tea. Tin shows a method of packaging and selling tea. Has tea pellets still intact inside it. Post 1906 as it has a dated seal on it. The tin has a fancy lithographed illustration of a woman's hand dropping a tea tabloid into her tea cup. The product was produced by the Burroughs, Wellcome & Co. of London, England.
A = Tin B= Leaflet The leaflet is one sheet of paper, printed on both sides. One side has advertising for compressed tea tabloids, and has a facsimile of the box. The other side advertises a sugar substitute called "Tabloid Saxin".
Makers mark Printed information
Provenance This tea product was manufactured by the Burroughs, Wellcome & Co. factory of London, England. This company also made medical / pharmaceutical items. They were located at the Snow Hill Buildings, London, England, but also had a branch in Montreal and other colonial distribution branches.
Belonged to a Mr. Robert Elliott of Sydenham Township and then Osborne Elliott.
Collection Commercial Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Tea/Inks/Foil
Dimensions H-2.5 W-8.2 L-5.7 cm