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Object ID 000774

Object Name Crystal Waxed Paper

Object Desc Crystal waxed paper in unopened brown paper wrapper. This was used to wrap food items.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000701

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Household Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date 1925

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Crystal brand waxed paper,waxed paper,cooking,

Title Crystal waxed paper

Description Brown paper wrap containing sheets of waxed paper. Unopened. Says "CRYSTAL" on a dark blue background going across the front center of the package. "WAXED PAPER" right below in same dark blue letters next to a drawing/logo of a blue circle with "crystals" inside and blue lines eradiating from that circle. Small, also in blue, on top center of the package it says "Pat. No. 1543865 June 30,1925. Right above that, there is a white adhesive tag with "50" written on it in blue ink pen. On bottom right it is written "Size 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 Inches" and on bottom left "320 Sheets". Nothing is written on the back part of the package. Only two brown tape pieces across that enclose it are there.


Approx Collection Date

Height 11

Length 0

Width 7.5

Depth 25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



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Maker Crystal

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY701



Date MAY 15,2013

Summary Very good

Assessor Samanta Pugh

Notes Overall condition is very good. Unopened package still with original tape enclosure. Few small dark brown spots on blue background of "Crystal". One white dot on same blue background area, and a few very small white dots on the lower blue line running below "Waxed Paper". There is a brown stain to the top left of the logo and some black smudges on the right bottom part in the back of the package.The brown paper on the very bottom has a small tear in the center as well as another tear on the left side on the bottom of the package next to "320 Sheets".