For sale is a rare vintage 1930s era UNEEDA SODA CRACKERS TIN from the National Biscuit Company. This large red and blue tin would have contained 2 Lbs. and 8 oz. of salted “Uneeda Bakers” crackers. Tin is in overall excellent condition for its age. All four side panels have sharp colors. The top of the tin is a bit faded with some minor surface chips. The tin measures 9 inches, by 8 inches, by 7 1/2 inches deep. The logo used on this lithographic tin was used by the company between 1923 and 1941. The tin probably dates to the 1930s. An amazing general store advertising collectible to display with your vintage decor.
In 1890, Chicago lawyer Adolphus W. Green helped to found the American Biscuit Co., a large food company that took control of 40 bakeries around the Midwest. American Biscuit set up its headquarters in Chicago, where it owned three large bakeries on the city’s West Side. In 1898, American Biscuit became part of the new National Biscuit Co., a bakery cracker-making giant that also included the old operations of the New York Biscuit Co. National Biscuit dominated the American market for mass-produced cookies and crackers. During the first eight years of its existence, when annual sales were about $40 million, the company was based in Chicago; in 1906, the corporate headquarters was moved to New York. By 1910, National Biscuit employed nearly 1,300 men and women at its bakeries in Chicago, one of which was built especially to produce the company’s popular “Uneeda” brand.