This is a very colorful tin general store counter coffee bin from the Ridenour Bakery Company in Kansas City, Missouri. This bin held 50 pounds of bulk coffee, and was designed to allow consumers to simply scoop out the amount of coffee they needed each time. The Arabia’s Chief brand always featured an Arabic man…Details
This is a Happy Thought Coffee tin made by C. F. Blanke Coffee, Tea & Spice Company based in St. Louis, MO 1910. The company later expanded to Chicago, Dallas, New York City, Minneapolis and Kansas City, Missouri. The Happy Thought Coffee tin is designed to look like a piece of luggage with buckled straps. The C.F. Blanke Company was a main advertiser during the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. The promotional ads during the fair helped propel the Blanke’s brand coffee business nationwide.