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Gift Tin / Cookie Tin, Horse Drawn Sleigh Snowy Winter Scene, Olive Can Co, Antique

Gift Tin / Cookie Tin, Horse Drawn Sleigh Snowy Winter Scene, Olive Can Co, Antique

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  • Pattern:  Antique Tin, Horse Drawn Sleigh Winter Holiday Scene, Round
  • Made in Chicago, IL, USA
  • Antique: 1910's - 1920's
  • Details:  This is such a classic cookie tin!  Perfect for Christmas holidays or simply winter decor.  It has a winter scene with a horse drawn sleigh riding through a snowy wooded country road.  In the background a church and homes with smoke coming from their chimneys on this cold day. The scene is on the lid, the rest of the tin is bright red.  One side has a label from Mrs Voogt's Confections in Chicago, IL, when researching this business we found they sold to The Illinois Candy Company in 1924, so this is a very old can.  The bottom is embossed:  "Olive Can Chicago".  This tin is empty.  Great as part of a Christmas decor vignette, perfect for old tin collectors!  If you like the look of older, worn antique tins with lots of patina and pedigree, this one's for you!  If not, we also carry this same tin, newer, in better condition for food use but no pedigree nor patina like this one has.
  • Material:  Metal / Tin
  • Dimensions:  8.5 inches in Diameter, 2.25 inches Tall
  • Condition:  Antique - Used.  Very Good Antique Condition.   There are surface scratches, couple of small dents on the lower side, no rust inside or out, but it is stained with can corrosion (not same as rust) and the lid has yellowed.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE Items, they are not new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear, and imperfections.  

Olive Can Company was founded in Chicago, IL, in 1912, by Michele Armato, an Italian immigrant who fell in love with the craft of tin making, and dreams of starting a decorative tin factory.  During the the ‘40s and ‘50s, Michele’s sons, Al and Philip helped their father run the very successful company.  In 1966 Philip's son, Keith Armato, came to work for the company and by the 1970's he had deals with very large companies like Pillsbury, Carnation, Borden and Nestle, for promotional food tins.  In 1975, Philip passed away and Keith felt the company could never be the same without his father at the helm.  We believe he closed Olive Can and went to work for another Armato owned business, Wisconsin Can, eventually opening his own business named, Union Street Packaging Co, now called Union Street Tin Co which is run by Keith's son, Dominic.  We've seen some 1990's tins with the Olive Can name, which leads us to believe they may still use the highly recognizable Olive Can brand name at Union Tin Co.

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