By Larry LeMasters
In the first half of the 20th century, what could have been better for a manufacturing company than to sell its goods in Kewpie advertising tins? For many companies, this was a marriage made in heaven.
Tins, in general, especially food tins, came into wide spread usage in the mid 19th century as people began to accept the Germ Theory of Disease. Tins were considered a “safe” way to pack and store food.