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Red spherical metal box, in the shape of an Edam cheese ball by J. Laming & Sons, Rotterdam

SKU: BT-3966-22
€ 49,95
Stock 1 pc.

Red spherical metal box, in the shape of an Edam cheese ball by J. Laming & Sons, Rotterdam

  • Manufacturer: J. Laming & Sons
  • Date of manufacture: Early 20th century, around 1930, perhaps older

Round red drum for cheese from J. Laming & Sons Rotterdam

Antique tin advertising object by J. Laming & Sons Rotterdam, made in the first half of the last century. The object is a true showpiece. J. Lamings & Sons was the name of a cheese merchant who started exporting Edam and Gouda cheese to America. The rare object is still in a fairly good condition and has only some minor paint damage and some minor traces of oxidation. No dents! The bulb still closes well.

This beautiful round box, composed of two hemispheres, is in a good general condition, especially considering its age. Minor lack of paint and varnish, some oxidation points are visible in the photos. No dents.

Approximate date: early 20th century, around 1930, possibly older.

The Laming company went bankrupt shortly after the First World War. This tin box can therefore be more than a hundred years old, a real piece of antiquity from Rotterdam. An object that catches the eye with its design and its bright colours.

Text on the tin: Dutch Product, Made from partly skimmed milk. Dutch Cheese crème de la crème. Can only be obtained from J. Lamings & Sons Rotterdam.

Exporters of Edam and Gouda Cheese. Flamingo fire.

This tin drum is in good vintage condition with normal traces of use and age-related traces of wear. Photos are part of the description.


  • Height: 13.5 cm.
  • Diameter: 17 cm.

'HOLSTKAMP BUILDING'. Every Rotterdammer knows the beautiful building with the bright red letters on the Noordereiland.

The Noordereiland is a late 19th-century artificial island, created after the construction of the Koningshaven. In 1888, the young local architect, Jacobus Pieter Stok, received a factory order from the British company Laming & Sons.

Stok realized a large four-storey building on the Maaskade with vaulted roofs and a facade richly decorated with cornices, white limestone bands and bronze and stone ornaments. The exterior is quite common for its architectural style, revealing nothing of its internal purpose: a modern margarine and cheese factory.

Competition in the margarine industry was fierce and when Laming went bankrupt in 1919, distillery Hulstkamp & Son & Molijn moved into the building. During World War II, the building was occupied by the Germans in an attempt to take over the city. Aside from bullet holes, the building miraculously survived heavy fighting and subsequent city bombing.

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Country of origin
The Netherlands - Holland

Kind of object
Tin drum for cheese - product packaging

Edam and Gouda cheese - tin ball - ball - J. Laming & Sons


Vintage tins

Red - Multicolour

J. Laming & Sons

J. Laming & Sons, Rotterdam

J. Laming & Sons

Tin - metal - paint

Spherical shape

Around 1930 or earlier

Vintage with traces of use and wear

13,00 cm

17,00 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post with track & trace

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