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P-R PHOTO/JULIE ROBINSON ROBARDS Everything from lard to peanut butter was packaged in tin during the early 20th century. Seen here from left are two 19th century canister style decorative coffee and tea tins with hinged lids; three CANCO tins -- a 50 pound lard container, a Hyular chocolate box with lid and a 1 pound Ontario Peanut Butter Pail; two 1940s mint tins; and in the front a Hostess Fruit Cake tin made by the Metal Packaging Corporation of New York dating to the 1930s.