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Spice Tin Varieties

May 29th, 2010

spice-tins.jpgSome of us might remember back in the day when those metaphorical (or actual) little old ladies used spice tins to stock their spices. You may have thought that these days are gone, but with the magic of the Internet, the spice tin is easily available to the modern world. Different types to consider include the vintage spice tin, antique spice tin, and spice storage tins. There are some great benefits and features offered with this line of products.

You can purchase the latest brands of spice tins online at various e-commerce sites, or you can even try some local specialty stores. Ebay marketers are selling some of the vintage and antique tins.

Online you will find relevant items made by G. F. Foster Products. The company makes some art deco tins, which are the 8-ounce containers designed for Parrot Brand Cloves. This container has a unique Parrot litho with colorful and detailed bird engravings. There is a paper label, which has a mixture of colors including blue accents, green, orange, red, gold, and black.

The modern day storage container versions of spice tins can be found in the form of seamless aluminum tins. You can package candy, teas, candles, wax, balms, cosmetics, and other items in them.

At selective stores online, you can find a broad range of spice tin products made from the highest quality material. The containers are designed to store salt, herbs, and spices.

Collectible tins are sold at Ebay, where you can find the old red owl with red and white spice tins. There are the vintage and antique McCormick, Astor, and Gel Spice Products as well.

Some of the disadvantages of buying tins are that you may only get a single container with your purchase. If you store many spices, you may be better off selecting six Tone’s tins. Six Tone’s spice collection includes the mustard container, alum, poultry seasoning, and the cloves. There is space for cream of tartar and sage where you can store them in containers with plastic lids.

McCormick made the Bee Brands, which comes in a set of three. Each container has a tin lid and stores cloves, ground allspice, and ground cinnamon. The cans are made of 1 1/8 ounces of tin.

If you store many spices, the vintage tin cans are available, but it is hard to find these brands because they are very rare. The containers store nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, white pepper, parsley flakes, and more. You can find a set of 15 tins made by McCormick under Durkee spices. The set includes some pieces from the Ann Page and Acme Ideal brands. They were made in the 1960s and 70s. You get the Parker Ink bottle with two dropper bottles included in the set.

Maybe you remember Watkins. The company made a set of five Limited Edition spice tins for collectors. Watkins made this set in 1987 and each metal can holds various spices. An annoying drawback to these is that you have to twist to shake or pour, while the advantage is that the cans have floral décor with lids and the J.R. Watkins signature. The cans are about 3 1/2 inches tall with 2-inch lids.

The various types of spice tins sold on the market today can take you back to those traditional days, or send you into modern kitchens. Thus, you have a wide range of choices so be sure to do your research before deciding on a particular purchase.

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