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Object ID 000069

Object Name National Brand Whole Clove Box

Object Desc Cardboard container of "National Brand Whole Clove" "Guaranteed by National Tea Co.", Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000049

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Spices/Flavorings


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cloves,spices,National Tea Company,boxes,baking,National (brand),

Title National brand Whole Clove Box

Description Cardboard box, once filled with whole cloves. The Front and back are identical, both have pictured a capital building in Washington D.C., and say "National Brand Whole Clove" "Guaranteed by National Tea Co.", Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis. The sides of the box both say, "These spices are guaranteed absolutely pure, and comply with all state and national food laws." Writing is in black and red.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.25

Length 0

Width 2

Depth 1.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker National Tea Company

Maker Details Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis. National Tea Co. established 1899 in Chicago, IL. Large grocery chain througout the midwest.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000049



Date JAN 25,2013

Summary fair

Assessor MacKenzie Sims

Notes Top has some residue from tape and an area where a layer of paper has ripped off, the front of the box has some marks in a lighter color possibly from something splashing on it.