Large Bouillon Kub Tin

A large, metal, display tin from France, for retailing of the powdered bouillon mix. Second-hand.
Availability: 1 in stock
Stock ID: 1551

What's for sale?

This is a large, metal, display and retail tin for Le Bouillon Kub,  the French powdered bouillon mix.

The contents were 50 celophane-wrapped packs ("barres"), each containing five smaller, 6.3 gramme packs ("l'unité") of le Bouillon Kub. A time saving, instant bouillon when added to water.

This large tin contained 250 of the small packets, so was intended for shops to retail the packs of five, at 6 francs each.

It's a mid-century retail tin, probably in use from the 1940s to 1960s.

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In fair condition
  • There are many faint scratches, marks and areas with rust
  • There is a long, arced scratch across the top of the instructions
  • There are two long scratches down the "K" on one side
  • The top is highly stained and discoloured with rust
  • The lid is a tight fit but can be opened and put back
  • The interior is highly reflective with several rust patches and still has the lovely aroma of the bouillon mix

What are the measurements?

  • 14cm high (5.5 inches)
  • 11.5cm square (4.5 inches)
  • 210 grams

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Item Attributes
Attribute nameAttribute value
PeriodMid 20th century (1930-1959)