Object ID 000087
Object Name National Biscuit Co.Famous Ginger Wafers
Object Desc Cylindrical canister is metalllic copper with cream and black labeling. Inverted lid. Originally held 9 1/2 ounces. Contents manufactured by NBC. There is a recipe for making a famous ice box cake with ginger wafers, whipped cream, and cherries or nuts.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000164
General Category History
Category Food Containers
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 cookies,National Biscuit Company,tins,Nabisco,food,
Title National Biscuit Co. Famous Ginger Wafers
Description Canister is metalllic copper with cream and black labeling. Originally held 91/2 ounces. Contents manufactured by NBC. There is a recipe for making a famous ice box cake with ginger wafers, whipped cream, and cherries or nuts.
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Place of Origin
Maker National Biscuit Company
Maker Details NBC began in 1898 later became Nabisco. NBC has a corporate office in Chicago which was originally located in the Home insurance building which was the world's first skyscraper.
Date JAN 28,2013
Assessor Katie Wells
Notes Very rusty. The metal cylinder has a brown top that is very rusted . There is a logo on the top, but is too rusted and faded to make out. The logo looks like it might have been red in color with white? lettering and symbol. The symbol has an oval with lines in it separateing the letters N,B, and C on the rest of the cylinder there are rust spots in many different areas of the cylinder. there are dark black spots over the words famous ginger and some of the word wafers on one side, but it remains easy to make out the words.