J18 Exceptional, early 19th century large original red painted coffee bin with black stenciling identified “from Franklin MacVeagh & Co. Proprietors Bengal Mills Chicago ILL” and “PANAMA COFFEE” on the top/lift lid. The front panel reads: “PANAMA THE BEST COFFEE” AND THE BACK READS “W H K Falls City”. Very sturdy bin with applied block style feet and clean, natural patina interior. Square head nail construction. Measurements: 21 ½” wide x 21 ¾” deep x 32” tall.
(NOTE: Franklin MacVeagh (November 22, 1837 – July 6, 1934) was born in Phoenixville, Chester County, PA and was an American politician, lawyer, grocer and banker. He had been director of the Commercial National Bank of Chicago for 29 years when President William Howard Taft asked him to be Secretary of the Treasury in 1909. He is remembered for increasing the efficiency and general progressiveness of the Treasury Department: He abolished 450 unnecessary positions, rehabilitated the U.S. Customs Service with the introduction of electric automatic weighing devices and accepted certified checks instead of currency for customs and internal revenue payments. He was also involved in the creation of the buffalo nickel.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_MacVeagh)