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ARTIFACT: Great 2lb. size 1920s Swifts Silverleaf Brand Pure Lard tin from Wheeling, West Virginia. The handled, tin with its original lid intact reads: SWIFTS SILVERLEAF BRAND PURE LARD GUARANTEED PREPARED FOR SWIFT & COMPANY, U.S.A. U.S. INSPECTED AND PASSED BY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, and the reverse reads: SWIFTS SILVERLEAF BRAND LARD IS GUARANTEED PURE. ITS POPULARITY IS ATTESTED BY AN ENORMOUS AND UNIVERSAL SALE. SWIFT & COMPANY.
VINTAGE: Circa 1920s
SIZE: Approximately 4-3/4 tall x 4-3/4 in top diameter; 4 bottom diameter, 6-1/2 tall with handle up
CONSTRUCTION/MATERIALS: Painted tin
MARKINGS: WHEELING CAN DEPT. W-G CO. WHG, W. VA., ESTAB 27, NET WT. 2LBS., U.S. INSPECTED AND PASSED BY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
ITEM NOTES: This is from an advertising collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay MAJX15 LDEX11/15 SeVHJX3/17
CONDITION: 6 (Fine+): The tin shows heavy wear, areas of oxidation, much of the painted details still remain, overall fine condition.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.