1930 Solar Metal Products Co of Columbus, Ohio Ice Cream Can
Diameter: 5.25"; Height: 12.75"
Reads: 1930 SOLAR PAT. NOV. 20 23 PAT. OCT.15 25
The Solar Metal Products Company had the premier design of ice cream containers in the 1920s and 1930s. It eventually merged with the Sturges & Burns Company to make the Solar-Sturges Manufacturing Company. There were seven manufacturers of these ice cream cans used for transportation via rail at the time and were all caught up in a lawsuit in 1937 for price fixing. It's really a fascinating history for fellow supply chain/manufacturing/history nerds