Armour and Company, Chicago, IL

Armour and Company was the major 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

Advertisement for Armour’s Extract of Beef

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

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15 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

  6. bruce matthewd says:

    I have just found a am our & Co jar in Watertown ny.

    Is about 1′ 1/22 tall. By 1′ wide

    White milk glass

  7. mantisguy says:

    My girlfriend’s grandma, Peggy Ullmann, looked after Jessica and Lael when they were children. She has expressed interest in seeing them again. Recently, Peggy moved back to Chicago with her family. Does anybody know how I may be able to get in touch with Jessica or Lael? It would warm an old woman’s heart to see them again and recall old memories.

  8. Dale Hayward says:

    I have many stock certicicates from Armour and Company c:1934. Anyone have any information to help me value them, please.

  9. Bill Ineman says:

    Hello
    My name is Bill Ineman. I worked for Armour
    Foods from 1971 to 1992. I have in my possession old Amour marketing memorabilia in the form of micro film and records!
    Would there be any interest in these items?
    What would be the worth?
    Please let me know!

    • John Conway says:

      Hi Bill. My great great grandfather Walter Conway was a superintendent at Armour in the late 19th Century and worked there for 30 years. According to his obituary, his picture appeared on the cover of a presentation that Armour gave to the House of Commons in England, to its the trade commission. I would be most interested to find a copy of this as it would be the only picture of him I could ever hope to find. Thank you and I hope to hear from you. – John Conway

  10. Erin Johnson says:

    Found one of these jar, so cool

  11. Elizabeth Conway McCown says:

    My grandfather Michael Conway was vice president, or the story goes around 1912. And his cousin or nephew, Old Walt Conway worked there. I have a few memorable from that time . Where do i go to ask about them.

    • John Conway says:

      Hello Elizabeth. My great great grandfather was Walter Dohne Conway, also known as “Old Watt”. I found his obituary among my father’s papers and it documents that he worked at Armour for 30 years. If you would like a copy of his obituary as well as some other family information I am happy to share it with you. Also, I would be interested in anything you have from Armour from that era.

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