Increased national competition among manufacturers meant that trademarks
and brand names were fiercely protected as the market grew more diverse.
In 1917 the Edgett-Burnham Co. brought a lawsuit against the Wisconsin
Pea Canning Co. for an infringement of the "Faultless" brand
name, which Edgett-Burnham had used to denote the high quality of its
canned fruits and vegetables. These labels were introduced as evidence
in the case.
[top] Label from Faultless brand of Extra Early June sifted
Peas, Wayne County Preserving Co., Newark. Edgett-Burnham Co.
[bottom] Label from the Wisconsin Canning Co of Manitowoc, March 18 1917.