Passaic Metal Ware Co., Passaic, NJ.
Title 1927 EL CAPITAN COFFEE TIN.
Seller ID 79-0484
Lithograph on tin. 1 lbs. Patented screw-down lid. 4 d. X 6 h. The center of the lid is embossed with Steel Cut within an oval, and the outer edge Pat. 1443682 - 1621487 & To Open Turn >>>>. The El Capitan trademark was first used by the R. L. Gerhart & Company, Lancaster, PA. in 1913 and registered in 1915. The period in which the marching soldier logo was used is not known, but the above patents for the tin itself were issued to the Passaic Metal Ware Co., the lastest of which was issued in March, 1927, the same year Passaic merged into theContinental Can Co. El Capitan tins were marked as made by Continental Can after the merger. The bottom rim of the tin has rust & the top of the lid has scattered tarnish. See the photos for the condition of the paint.