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Tin of infant cereal, Nestlé

Modern Era, Europe
In the mid-1860s, Henri Nestlé developed infant food based on cow’s milk, wheat flour and sugar, calling it Farine lactée (infant cereal). First launched in 1867, the product already featured the brand’s distinctive nest logo.


  • Type: Tin
  • Place of origin: Switzerland
  • Materials and techniques: Paper Tinplate
  • Date: circa 1890
  • Dimensions: H 12 cm; Ø 7.6 cm
  • Weight: 120 g
  • Brand: Nestlé
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