Object ID 000440
Object Name Robert A Johnston Company crate
Object Desc Wooden crate originally contained Robert A. Johnston Company's fine biscuits. Crate says "Not in any trust if you buy. Robert A. Johnston Company's fine Biscuit. You Buy. The Best.Milwaukee."
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000417
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Speakeasy Exhibit
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Robert A. Johnston Co.,crates,biscuits,wooden crates,
Title Robert A Johnston Company crate
Description Wooden crate originally contained Robert A. Johnston Company's fine biscuits. Crate says "Not in any trust if you buy. Robert A. Johnston Company's fine Biscuit. You Buy. The Best.Milwaukee."
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details width of the top--22.
Place of Origin
Maker Robert A. Johnston Co.
Maker Details Robert A. Johnston began his business career in 1864 in the bakery established by his father. In 1889 the enterprise was incorporated as Johnston Brothers Co., with Robert A. Johnston serving as president (1889-1890). In 1890 the firm was acquired by the American Biscuit and Manufacturing Co., with Johnston as local manager. When the organization was acquired by the National Biscuit Co. in 1898, Johnston withdrew from the enterprise and in 1899 organized the Robert A. Johnston Co., serving as its president (1899-1907).
Date FEB 27,2013
Assessor Katie Wells
Notes the A Johnston rubbed off. scratches on the word milwaukee. black marks on the front. the side is in very bad condition the green on the side is coming off many paint chips and cracks in the green. Black tape on the bottom of the side. Inside dirty and checked paper lining coming off on front side.