Food crate

Object Number: 
2002.1.978
Date: 
1908-1930
Medium: 
Wood, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
3 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.
Description: 
This miniature egg crate was a salesman's sample. The carton is printed in black and red with a diagram of a crate and the words "Miniature Pocket Sample/ Star Egg Carrier and Tray/ Furnished Free To Jobber's/ Salesmen Upon Request". The side is stamped "Star Egg Carriers/ And Trays/ Rochester, N.Y.", and lists patent dates from 1903-1908. Inside are a dozen little wooden balls for eggs.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group