Laundry Basket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1911-1960

GUSN

GUSN-308534

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

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
gathering baskets
laundry baskets
wood (plant material)
tacks
Container, Laundry
Basket, Laundry
Basket, Laundry

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Shelton, Connecticut

Object Type

Maintenance T&E; Laundry Equipment

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Edwin Buckingham Sears

Accession Number

1987.442

Places

Shelton (Fairfield county, Connecticut)