MINNESOTA LOG CABIN SYRUP TIN
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There was just something about old tins that struck a cord with Margaret Spinner—she simply loved them. Big or small, she loved them all and so she spent the better part of her life acquiring them and filling her modest Scranton, Pennsylvania home with the colorful printed metal containers. First she filled her kitchen counters and above her cabinets. Next, she filled every available empty space with tins in here living room, including several floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. The bathroom and bedroom were too, likewise filled to the ceiling with them. Margaret was sixty-seven and had never married as she had never found a man with the same love for metal containers, that was until 1996, when she met widower Edger “Tin Man” Tennison. The seventy-one-year-old Edgar was restocking his small booth at a Scranton antique mall when Margaret happened to pass by. The two began to talk tins, one thing led to another and after a whirlwind three week romance, the two were married. They merged their tins creating the largest tin collection west of the Poconos. It just goes to show that you can’t contain true love.
Margaret and Edgar most certainly have a tin just like this in their massive collection. It is cute maple syrup tin shaped like a log cabin with full color graphics wrapped around. It was made in Vermont for a Wild Country Maple Products of Lutzen, Minnesota. The 16.9 oz tin measures 3.75" (9.5cm) wide, 4.25" (11cm) tall and 3" (8cm) front-to-back. The lid has a "Minnesota Grown" label on the top. The can has "Absolutely Pure Maple Syrup" printed in both English and French.
This tin is in good vintage condition with bright graphics and no dents or rust. We did find some scratches and scuffs.
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