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 very unusual Town Talk Brand Coffee tin made for The C. F. Blanke Coffee, Tea & Spice Company based in St. Louis, MO, circa 1910. While the company was based in St. Louis, they later expanded to Chicago, Dallas, New York City, Minneapolis and Kansas City, Missouri. The Town Talk bin has a latch on the top and was designed for a larger family as the can says clearly it is a “family can”. The tin container probably held close to ten pounds of coffee compared to their more customary containers which held two or three pounds. The Blanke Coffee Company was also known for their Saratoga, Fancy, and Happy Thought brands which were big sellers for them. 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 their coffee business nationwide.