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    Franco American Food Tag?

    Went hunting this morning at a school built in the 50's and found this piece:





    I did a bit of research so far and found that it's got something to do with a food company that was bought out by campbells in 1915 - The Franco-American Food Company.


    It looks to me like some sort of tag that would have been attached to a food shipment - but that's just my best guess. Would love to hear other thoughts!


    Here is some advertising the company did - you can see the same boy image on my piece above:





    here's some info from wikipedia:


    "The original Franco-American Food Company was founded by Alphonse Biardot, who immigrated to the United States from France in 1880. In 1886, he and his two sons opened a commercial kitchen in Jersey City, New Jersey, featuring the foods of his native country. The company proved a success, particularly with its line of canned soup and pasta, and it was acquired by Campbell's in 1915."

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    Dec 2007
    Victoria, Texas
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    Cool find. I believe Franco American makes or used to make Spigette-O's, Beefaroni, and such labeled as Chef Boyardee.
    I remember their jingle as a kid.

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    Looks like a watch fob.

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    Yep Watch fob, Nice!!

    Tim
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