Armour and Company, Chicago, IL

Armour and Company was a big meatpacking company of Chicago. In 1891, the company was the largest meat packer in the country and controlled 30 percent of Chicago’s grain supply; under the brand name Veribest, Armour manufactured vegetable, soup, sauce and meat products.

Base embossed Armour & Co Packers, Chicago

Illinois Glass Company 1906 Catalog, page 225

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Cover of booklet from Culinary Wrinkles, Or How to Use Armour's Extract of Beef

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6 Responses to Armour and Company, Chicago, IL

  1. Lila Rissman says:

    I have some photographs from Armour offices around Florida. They also have little postcards with good wishes to H.E. Lester (My maternal grandfather worked for Armour as a salesman. He died in 1954). from office managers. Many of them have canned foods sitting on the desks.
    Would anyone be interested in them?

  2. Kim says:

    I have a small white jar that was used for the beef extract, in very good condition. Does anyone have an idea of it’s worth?

  3. Pat Burns says:

    I have a salt shaker from armour & co chicago my son found while digging a hole at work does anyone have an idea of its worth its 5 1/4th tall x 1 1/4x 2” wide with like scroll design on bottom and top of jar someone said maybe from the chicago fair not sure about this but would apprecate any help

  4. Pat Burns says:

    chicago fire not fair

  5. Shon Novak says:

    I have a old check from armour and company it was
    a refund check on price regulation from 1943 . It was from the
    Fort. Worth company it is the he check never cashed
    and also have a 60 year pin does anyone know
    or want to buy them? Let me know thanks

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