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
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
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.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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.
Date JAN 25,2013
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.