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Object ID 000670

Object Name Ziegler's Chocolates box

Object Desc Blue, yellow, red, white and navy cardboard chocolate box. George Ziegler Co. opened in 1861 and began manufacturing their famous "Giant Bars" in 1911. First in the country to manufacture a wrapped chocolate bar.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000638a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, candy display

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords chocolate candy,George Ziegler Candy Company,boxes,candy boxes,Ziegler's Candy Company,

Title Ziegler's Chocolates box

Description Blue, yellow, red, white and navy cardboard chocolate box. Features a factory motif. Product made in Milwaukee, WI. Box originally contained 24 pieces. Box declares that the contents were "Made in Wisconsin: The Leading Dairy State"


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.25

Length 9.25

Width 7.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Box is 2.25 inches tall, 9.25 inches long and 7.5 inches long

Quantity 1

Material paper, cardboard


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker George Ziegler Candy Company

Maker Details Milwaukee, WI

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY638a-b



Date APR 3,2013

Summary Good Condition

Assessor Katherine Dickey

Notes Top square edges of box worn and expose underlying cardboard. Corners worn down and rounded. Water discoloration on bottom right corner of box lid. Small .5 inch rip on factory portrait on lid of box. 2 small black marks on upper edge left and upper middle of portion of lid. 3 pieces of Magic tape on both left and right side panels. Black scuffing on "Ziegler's" label on proper left side panel. Small .5 inch tear in middle bottom of box. Scrapes on bottom panel


Date NOV 6,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date NOV 6,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, candy display from Candy exhibit - automatic entry by admin