Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company
Q:  I have a Loose-Wiles biscuit tin with a picture of George Washington on the lid. What can you tell me about it?

A: Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company was founded in Kansas City 1902 by John A. Wiles and brothers Jacob Leander Loose and Joseph Schull Loose. The company called its crackers and cookies Sunshine Biscuits. In 1946 the company changed its name to Sunshine Biscuits, Inc. It is now a subsidiary of Keebler. Your biscuit tin was first made in 1939, 150 years after George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States. Most modern decorative tin boxes sell for under $30.


Anonymous said...

I have one tin made just like that only it has a little boy and girl on one side and a woman on the other same period costume.

Royism said...

I have a lithograph from Currier and Ives titled American Express Train. It has F.F. Palmer Del on the left corner. Lith of Currier and Ives on the right corner. dated 1864 by an act of congress by Currier and ives above the title. And says published by Currier and ives below the title with 152 Nassau St. NY below the title. It measures 8 3/4 by 13 1/4. Is it an origional? it was purchased in NY about 55-60 years ago.