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Sailboats and Windmills C.D. Kenny Co. Tea Tin // Late 19th-Early 20th Century

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+ 4" tall, including porcelain knob at top, by approx. 2" square
+ Patina inside from age
+ Old adhesive paper label on one side, depicting a berries and leaves border (see 3rd & 4th photos)
+ Hinged lid fits snugly on tin body
+ Condition: Very good! Very beautiful tin to add to your collection

About C.D. Kenny Co:
The C.D. Kenny Co. was founded by Rochester, N.Y., native C.D. Kenny, who arrived in Baltimore in 1872 and opened a coffee, tea and sugar store at Lexington and Greene streets. He later expanded the business to other local outlets and eventually to Washington, D.C., Richmond, Va., and most of the southern states as well as Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The C.D. Kenny Co. closed its retail stores in 1934 and then became a strictly wholesale operation. In 1940, the company was taken over by Consolidated Food Corp. of Chicago, which closed its local headquarters.

The business that outlived the C.D. Kenny Co. was the Smith Punch Base Coffee and Tea Co., the third black-owned business in the 1400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. It was established in 1906 by Deaver Y. Smith Sr.

Until his death in 1975, Smith operated the 15-foot-wide store at 1411 Pennsylvania Ave. the way he had for the preceding 65 years, with much of the store's original equipment and well-worn counters. An old pendulum clock on the wall marked in measured beats the passing of the years.

Sailboats and Windmills C.D. Kenny Co. Tea Tin // Late 19th-Early 20th Century


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: tin, enamel
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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