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Catalog Number 11282-21
Title Stamp
Object Name Stamp
Description Wooden stamp, black handle with rectangular base. On front side of base is the label covered in plastic with metal bracket rubber stamp on bottom. On opposite side of label manufacturer's name engraved in the wood.
COLORS: black, brown, tan
Year Range from 1898
Year Range to 1960
Culture American
Material Wood, rubber, plastic, metal
Made The J.P.Cooke Co.
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Douglas), Omaha
Makers mark "Pay United States Nat'l Bank OMAHA NEBR. or ORDER" THE J.P. COOKE CO. OMAHA, NEBR." "Pay United States Nat'l Bank OMAHA NEBR. or ORDER H.THIESSEN PICKLE CO. H.THIESSEN & CO. H.THIESSEN"
Used USA: Nebraska (Douglas), Omaha
Height (in) 2.87
Width (in) 2.25
Search Terms Pickles
Thiessen Pickle Company
History The H. Thiessen Pickle Company was started in 1898 by Herman Thiessen in his apartment in Omaha. He had recently immigrated from northern Germany was had worked for the Claussen Pickle Company in Chicago for 2 or 3 years before coming to Omaha. H. Thiessen Pickle Company purchased cucumbers from growers in west central Minnesota and from Japanese-American produce farmers along the Platte River valley in northeastern Colorado. For awhile pickles were purchased from growers around Omaha, but their quality was not as good because of the hot, humid climate there. In the growing districts there were salting stations, where the cucumbers were also sorted by size. The cucumbers were placed in brine solution and cured there over winter. In the spring they were removed from the tanks and shipped by rail to Omaha where the dill and other flavorings were added and they were bottled. They were marked locally under the Thiessen brand name. The Omaha pickling and bottling plant was located at 2101 South 24th Street. They also did extra label business, meaning that they sold pickles to other companies who would market them under their own corporate names. The main customer during the 1950s was Safeway. The business closed in 1961. See donor file for additional information.
Credit line Thomas Thiessen, Pleasant Dale (Seward), Nebraska
Collection Thiessen, Thomas D.