Spice Box

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1855-1865

GUSN

GUSN-2352

Description

(.1) Spice box with cover - Round bentwood form with fitted cover. Top and base secured with tin banding. Natural finish. Top and side stenciled with "Spice". Box holds set of eight cylindrical-form boxes. (.2- .8) Boxes - Each bentwood with fitted cover and tin banding. (.9) Bentwood box without a lid. Stenciled at top and side with name of contents.

Details

Descriptive Terms

spice boxes
packaging
stenciling
maple (wood)
bentwood
tin (metal)
maple (wood)
Maple
Tin
Bentwood
Stenciled
BOX, SPICE

Inscription

Impressed on base of each box: PATENT PACKAGE CO./NEWARK/N.J./PAT. AUG. 31, 1858 [in arched lines of type] Stenciled on top sode of each box: .1: SPICES .6: ALLSPICE .2: CLOVES .7: CINNAMON .3: NUTMEGS .8: PEPPER .4: MACE .9: GINGER .5: MUSTARD

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1991.369

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Processing T&E

Dimensions

3 5/8 (H), 9 1/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.369.1AB-9B

Places

New Jersey (United States)