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Herbie Spear's Pure Clover Honey tin container, Buckland, Mass., circa 1930
TitleHerbie Spear's Pure Clover Honey tin container, Buckland, Mass., circa 1930
Full Size Imagehttp://dlib.cwmars.org/cdm4/images/full_size/Buckland/45.jpg
SubjectBuckland (Mass.); Spear, Herbie; Tin containers; Advertising tins; Honey; Bee products
DescriptionCirca 1930's tin container is gray in color and has a tight fitting lid as well as a handle. It was used to hold five (5) pounds of honey. It measures approximately 6 inches high with a diameter of 5 inches. The blue paper label with white letters measures about 5 inches high by 4 inches wide and reads as follows: Herbie Spears Delicious Pure Clover Honey Wonderful on Griddle Cakes Waffles French Toast Hot Biscuits Put up at Hollyhock Gardens Buckland Mass NET WEIGHT 5 lbs. IF THE CONTENTS OF THIS PACKAGE SUGARS SET IT IN HOT WATER UNTIL IT LIQUEFIES Herbie Spear and his wife Bessie lived in Buckland, Mass. during the 1930's and 1940's. In the 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Herbie is listed as age 58, born about 1872 in New York. His occupation is listed as a merchant of honey. Mr. Spear was also involved in the manufacture of maple syrup. his syrup, sold by Simard & Son Isale of Lewiston, Me., was tested and the results published by the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station in their 1936 annual report. Herbie converted what is believed to have been an old one-room school house on his property into a honey house. He had a small stand out front by the road with a sign. A Buckland native who was a child in the 1930's told us that Herbie's honey tasted great! His honey house still stands as of this writing in March 2010. It is located a few hundred yards west of Route 112 near the Buckland/Ashfield town line. Old maps refer to this location as Mrs. Spears Road.
CreatorHerbie Spear
PublisherC/WMARS http://www.cwmars.org
ContributorsSand, Pamela, Photographer
Date1930-1940?
TypeImage
Formatimage/jpg
Identifier2009-I006
SourceTin container, approximately 6 x 5 inches
Languageen-US
RelationFrom the collections of the Buckland Historical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 88, Buckland, MA, 01338, http://www.bucklandmasshistory.org/contact/
Coverage42.60 N, 72.77 W
Rights2010 Buckland Historical Society, Inc. Upper Street, P.O. Box 88, Buckland MA 01338 email: bucklandhistoricalsociety@hotmail.com
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