Museum Artifact: Cardboard cans of Quick Mother’s Oats, Quaker Rolled White Oats, and Quaker Best Yellow Corn Meal, c. 1920s
Made By: The Quaker Oats Company, 80 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL [Downtown / The Loop]
Research is underway on this one and a full write-up will be coming soon.
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Hello – I just acquired an outstanding figural statue of the Quaker Oats man. It is about 4.5 feet tall and he has a box of oats in one hand and a scroll that says “Pure” in the other hand. This display piece came from the Quaker Oats plant in Jackson, Tennessee. I know it is old but would like to find out more history on the age and background of the item.
Is there a company museum or expert on Quaker Oats that you might know?
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I was cleaning out a linen cabinet today and found 2 sacking pieces with printing: One says “Quaker Pellets, Process patented Oct. 17, 1922, made by The Quaker Oats Company, Address Chicago, U,S,A, 100 LBS.” The other says, “Sugared Schumacher Feed, Reg U.S. Pat. Off, Made by The Quaker Oats Company, Address chicago, U.S.A. 100 LBS. Bet Weight. Does anyone want these?
Hi Annemarie, if you could send a few photos of the items to firstname.lastname@example.org, we can take a look and let you know if we might be able to include them in our exhibit. Thanks! –Curator, Made In Chicago Museum