For sale is a rare 1920s era near mint, unused, new old stock, CALUMET Baking Powder Tin. The label on this 4 oz tin is still sealed and has very little wear. The label boasts an award from the 1912 Paris Exposition. The style of the label and tin matches 1920s Calumet advertisements. Prominent on the label the iconic American Indian profile logo. The Ad also features the company’s creepy “Calumet Kid” logo. The top of the tin is embossed “CALUMET 4 OZ BAKING POWDER MADE IN USA ABSOLUTELY PURE”. The tin measures 3 1/8 inches tall and 2 inches diameter. This is a must have exceptional collectible.
Calumet Baking Powder Company was an American food company established in 1889 in Chicago, Illinois, by baking powder salesman William Monroe Wright. His newly formulated double-acting baking powder took its name from the French-derived word for a Native American peace pipe given to the lands now known as Calumet City, Illinois. Wright’s company adopted an Indian head as its trademark, an image not dissimilar to that later used by the Chicago Black Hawks ice hockey team. In 1929, William Wright sold out to General Foods and Calumet Baking Powder became one of its many name brands.