Can, O.D., Instant coffee, Faust, 1944
Genuine WWII US O.D. metal tin can of soluble coffee made by Faust Soluble Tea and Coffee Co. U.S.A.
In superb condition, never opened.
This can was found in the original wood crate dated 1944.
Coffee and tea merchant Cyrus Blanke noticed that a spilled drop of coffee on a hot pie plate had evaporated, leaving behind a dry residue. Realizing that adding water to the powder turned it back into coffee, he quickly began production and brought it to market in 1906. He named it after the restaurant the incident occurred: Tony Faust’s Oyster Café in St. Louis.
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