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Hills Brothers Coffee Jar

Hills Brothers Coffee Jar

Catalog #: 1991.0180.19    Accession #: 1991.018
Credit: Division of Cultural History, National Museum of American History

Maker

Hill Brothers (Manufacturer)

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 6.5" H x 4" W x 4" D

Physical Description

Glass jar with paper label.

General History

In 1900 Hills Brothers begins packing roast coffee in vacuum tins. This signaled the end for roasting shops and coffee mills. During World War II, the metal containers were replaced with glass. Americans began hoarding coffee and this led to coffee rationing. A citizen was limited to one pound every five weeks.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: World War II
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