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Object ID 000442

Object Name Borden's Milk crate

Object Desc Borden's dairy milk wooden crate numbers 4 and 65. Heavy object. Wooden panels with iron borders that are thick and have rivets. The bottom is made up of medium metal rods instead of wood paneling.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000418

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Speakeasy Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Borden Company,crates,wooden crates,milk,boxes,

Title Borden's Milk crate

Description Heavy wooden Borden's dairy milk crate. Crate is marked with Borden's logo and the numbers 4 and 65. Crate is made up of wood panels with metal edges with rivets. Bottom of crate is made of metal bars.


Approx Collection Date

Height 12

Length 14

Width 13.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Borden's Dairy

Maker Details At one time, the company was the largest U.S. producer of dairy and pasta products. Its food division, Borden Foods, was based in Columbus, Ohio. After significant financial losses in the early 1990s and a leveraged buyout in 1995, Borden dairy brands are currently used by both Dean Foods and Grupo Lala. Company was founded by Gail Borden, Jr., in 1857 in Connecticut as "Gail Borden, Jr., and Company." Its primary product was condensed milk. he company changed its name in 1858 to the New York Condensed Milk Company. Borden began selling processed milk to consumers in 1875, and pioneered the use of glass milk bottles in 1885.[1] Borden began selling evaporated milk in 1892, and expanded into Canada in 1895.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY418



Date FEB 27,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes marks and scratches on the entirety of the metal borders as well as some white paint on the metal. some of the reddish orange paint from the inside is on the metal. the wood is mostly in good condition, but has some white paint on the sides. large scratch on the bottom wood panel on the front of the crate