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About Tin Boxes

A tin box is an excellent medium to package gifts, and not just holiday candies or cookies. Though they have been largely relegated to special occasions, tin boxes were quite popular in the late 1800s after germ theory made everyone eager to keep their food away from the newfound enemy found on the hands of other grocery customers. Packaged food became the height of sanitary sophistication, and soon, nearly everything could be bought in tins, even typewriter ribbon. Originally, companies would display their brand information on paper, but soon lithography enabled advertising directly on the tin, and today digital printing is common, though using actual tin is not. If you are looking to collect or decorate with vintage or antique tin boxes, or if you just don?t want to wrap your next gift in the same old wrapping paper, you are sure to find what you need from one of the reliable sellers on eBay. If rust is a concern, consider a clear lacquer to protect your tin box for posterity.