Vintage tin by Verkade. Semper Servat VirtvtemSKU: BT-2373-19
Vintage tin by Verkade. Semper Servat Virtvtem.
- Manufacturer: Royal Verkade factories N.V.
- Manufacturing date: 1950
Rectangular tin box with rounded corners and with a separate lid. The box has a longitudinal seam on one of the corners. The decoration of this tin consists of a red-copper colored lid in an embossed hammer finish with the famous logo of the rider on horseback in the middle. Around this logo in a circle the Latin text: Semper Servat Virtvtem Verkade (Verkade retains its power). The lid is finished with a border of dots. The tin box has a brass-yellow color. The sides are finished with embossed dots. The bottom of the tin bears the text: Koninklijke Verkade fabrieken N.V., Zaandam - Holland with a small Verkade logo on top of it in the shape of a rider on horseback.
This tin is in an original vintage condition with traces of use and wear.
- Height: 6 cm.
- Length: 20.5 cm.
- Width: 16.5 cm.
Verkade is originally a Dutch company that produced items such as rusk, chocolate and cake. Tea lights were also made for some time. The Verkade factories have traditionally been established in Zaandam and are important in the development of the Zaanstreek food industry.
On 2 May 1886, Ericus Gerhardus Verkade opened his steam bread and biscuit factory 'De Ruyter' (the rider) in a former patent oil factory on the Zaan. He simply started making bread and rusks. The success he achieved with this was so great that he regularly added new products to his assortment.
"De Ruyter" is now still recognizable in the logo of the Verkade brand. In the course of time, Verkade switched to making cookies and chocolate.
In 1950 Verkade obtained the predicate Royal.
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