Not by Bread Alone: America's Culinary Heritage


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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.

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[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.
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