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Laundry Basket

1987.442 (RS218299)

Description

Rectangular woven wood splint and metal tack laundry basket with side handles. Made by the Shelton Basket Company, Shelton, Connecticut. Basket bears a sticker indicating it was endorsed by the Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping Magazine.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1911-1960
Inscriptions
"Tested and Approved by the Good Housekeeping Institute / Good Housekeeping Magazine" (printed)
"SHELTON" (Branded or Wood burn)
"Shelton Baskets / America's Best / The Shelton Basket Co. / Shelton, Connecticut" (printed)
Location of origin
Shelton, Connecticut
Material
tacks
wood (plant material)
Object type
Maintenance T&E; Laundry Equipment
Places
Shelton (Fairfield county, Connecticut)
Descriptive terms
Basket, Laundry
baskets (containers)
Container, Laundry
gathering baskets
laundry baskets
tacks
wood (plant material)
Accession Number
1987.442
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edwin Buckingham Sears
GUSN
308534

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