Acme food tin

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Acme type first aid tin. Photographed on a white background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Acme food tin
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Musuem

Acme tin ("miner's snap tin") for taking food underground.

Snap is what South Yorkshire and Derbyshire folk call food.


Coal Mining
Object Number:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • can - container
Gift of Salford Museum and Art Gallery

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