A beautiful 3 pound tin coffee can from the James H. Forbes Coffee & Tea Company in St. Louis, MO for their Golden Cup brand. Circa 1930. This can has the word “Rice” on the backside, which was intended for the owner to store their rice in it for years after the coffee was gone. This would provide the consumer a long lasting reminder to buy their Golden Cup brand. The James H. Forbes Coffee Company started as the Forbes Coffee Company in St. Louis, MO in 1853. In 1853 James Forbes bought out the Franklin Tea and Coffee House which opened the same year but failed almost immediately after. The company moved from the 4th and Broadway vicinity to 112 Locust Street about 1893. In 1908 they moved again to 908 Clark Avenue and then again to 922 Clark Avenue in downtown St. Louis. There they remained until 1963 when they were bought by the Woolson Spice Company of Toledo and moved their operations there while their building was torn down for the expansion of the poplar street bridge ramps and the new Busch Stadium development. Interestingly, the company discontinued their retail business as early as 1890 and concentrated on the wholesale side of selling coffee and tea. Later that year they added a spice division which was also sold at wholesale levels only. They did sell some peanuts as a side business to the St. Louis Cardinals and Browns baseball teams at the old Sportsman’s Park.
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…
Featured is a beautiful reverse on glass shoe sign from the Burt and Packard Company formerly in Brockton, Massachusetts. This sign advertises their Korrect Shape Brand of shoes. Circa 1905.
Featured is a beautiful tin coffee can from the Biklen Winzer Grocery Company in Burlington, IA. The can features a horse or thoroughbred image with the name Derby Coffee. Whether this is a correlation to the Kentucky Derby or not, I simply do not know. But it would make sense!
Pictured is an early coffee tin can from the Durand and Kasper Coffee Company, which was based in Chicago, Illinois. This particular can is a round canister with a removable lid. It dates to the 1905 era.
Featured is an early stoneware coffee pot from the Cyrus F. Blanke Coffee Company in Saint Louis, MO. This stoneware pot has the Blanke name on the lid, and features their famous Blanke Devil image for their Faust brand of coffee. Circa 1910. The stoneware mug comes in two different handle styles, and also comes…
Pictured is an early General Store Wooden Coffee Bin from the E. C. Scudder and Brother Coffee Company, based in Saint Louis, MO. Later this company became the Scudder-Gale Grocer Company in the 1920’s. An awesome stenciled wooden display piece. Circa 1900.
French Market Roasted Coffee Chicory Can, New Orleans Coffee Company, New Orleans, LA Louisiana. Three pound store can.
Featured is a beautiful tin three pound coffee can from the A.J. Kasper Company for their Turkey Brand of roasted coffee.
Featured is an early metal general store coffee bin from the David G. Evans Coffee Company out of St. Louis, MO. This company was later famous for their Old Judge Coffee Brand.
A colorful coffee can from the Stone Ordean Wells Coffee Company which was based in Duluth, MN for their Metropolitan Brand of Mocha and Java Coffee.
Featured is a beautiful Uncle Sam’s Coffee General Store Tin Bin from the Thomas Wood and Company Manufacturer based in Boston, MA
Featured is an early wooden general store coffee bin from the Canby, Ach, and Canby Coffee Manufacturer based in Dayton, OH. This bin advertises their King Bee brand of coffee.