Originally the Argus record for this crate listed a date of 1903-10; however, no documentation found for the assigned date. Per the web site http://mclaughlinscoffeeco.com/tins.html 10.26.10 McLaughlin's brand "XXXX is actually an exception to all else that follows since it was only distributed in a one-pound paper brick and later in a vending machine paper bag. In this form it existed from circa1860 to 1920+. (Another brick was Hiawa, circa 1905.) Based on the font style and size of the crate and the fact that the XXXX coffee was rated number two in the nation in sales in 1900 the revised estimated date made is 1890-1920.--see object file for related information.