Had I been thinking, I would have taken a before picture of this spice box. I didn't know it was a spice box when I purchased it about 8 years ago. I just got around to working on it this weekend. There was probably 10 layers of paint that someone had applied to this box over the years.
I was only able to save a hint of the original lettering. More research will have to be done but it has a name of a Company, Chicago and on the bottom "Choice Spices".
It was fortunate that someone reversed the cinnamon label before painting this tin spice box. I removed the metal tag in the top before I started this project and found the original printing on the tag.
All this metal box needed was a lot of cleaning.
I love the old chippy school bus yellow paint. A perfect box to put a tole candle holder.