Indian Packing Company

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1919 ad for Council Meats, Indian Packing Company

The Indian Packing Company was a company that was involved in the canned meat industry and was organized in Delaware on July 22, 1919.[1] Its canned meat sold as "Council Meats." When the company was absorbed by the Illinois-based Acme Packing Company in 1921, it had facilities in Green Bay, Wisconsin; Providence, Rhode Island; Greenwood, Indiana; and Dupont, Indiana[2][3] At the time of the sale it was controlled by New England Supply Company of Providence, Rhode Island with F.P Comstock as its principal owner.[1]

Among its slogans were "A meat market on your pantry shelf" and "From the Wisconsin country to you."[4]

The Acme Meat Packing Company closed in June, 1943 because of supply shortages related to World War II; it did not reopen after the war.[5]

The company gave its name to the Green Bay Packers. The football team took its name after Curly Lambeau, a shipping clerk for the company, successfully asked the company's owner, Frank Peck, for money for jerseys and use of the company's athletic field in 1919.[6]


  1. ^ a b The American Food Journal. 16. American Food Journal, Incorporated. 1921. p. 41. ISSN 0193-1792. Retrieved 2015-08-21.
  2. ^ "Acme Packers Absorb Another Firm" (PDF). The New York Times. 1921-01-11. Retrieved 2007-11-11.
  3. ^ Names, Larry D (1987). "The Myth". In Scott, Greg (ed.). The History of the Green Bay Packers: The Lambeau Years. 1. Angel Press of WI. p. 30. ISBN 0-939995-00-X.
  4. ^ Official gazette of the United States Patent Office - United States. Patent Office - Google Books. 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2013-10-16.
  5. ^ Associated Press (June 16, 1943). "Seattle Meat Packers Close". Arizona Independent Republic (p. 38).
  6. ^ "Birth of a Team and a Legen". The Green Bay Packers website. Retrieved 2007-11-11.