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Object ID 000443

Object Name Borden's Milk crate

Object Desc Light brown Borden's milk crate with metal borders that have rivets. The wooden crate has wood panelling that is in good shape. There are the numbers 4 and 65 above Borden's name.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000419

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 edges have metal pieces with rivets. Crate is marked with Borden's logo and the numbers 4 and 65.


Approx Collection Date

Height 12.5

Length 14

Width 14

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 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 CMY19



Date FEB 27,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes Wood on the side has some rough spots that are dark brown or black in color. A small chip in the side on the top of the largest wood panel. The metal borders have some rust and on the front right metal edge there are some white paint marks. looks like there is gloss on the metal. the metal has many marks and discoloration thoughout.