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Object ID 000220

Object Name Gold Medal Flour sack

Object Desc Gold Medal flour sack. Originally held 49-lbs. Manufactured by General Mills, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN. Created on June 8, 1880. Their spring wheat patent process flour won many awards and was repackaged as "Gold Medal" flour on Aug. 19, 1880.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000206

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords flour sacks,Gold Medal Flour,General Mills,baking,cooking,sacks,

Title Gold Medal Flour sack

Description Woven Gold Medal flour sack with blue and gold labeling.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 27

Width 16

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Sack is 27 inches long and 16 inches wide

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker General Mills

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Image Caption CMY000206



Date FEB 7,2013

Summary Good Condition

Assessor Katherine Dickey

Notes Sack in good condition. Some molding/balck discoloration---may be able to fix. Appears that some small animal ate portions of the top of the bag (folded under to hide) unlikely that it is able to be repaired