Object ID 000779
Object Name Bee Brand insect powder sprayer
Object Desc Long metal cylindrical container with removable lid and long metal plunger pump. Labelled Bee Brand insect powder pump gun and filled with a rust colored powder.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000706a-b
General Category History
Category Pest Control
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Hardware Store
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End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Bee (brand),pesticide,insect killer,sprayer,insecticide,McCormick & Co,bug sprayer,
Title Bee Brand insect powder sprayer
Description Metal cylinder with removable lid (CMY706b) and long plunger type pump. Cylinder is painted red with yellow and black detail and lettering. States it kills mosquitoes, bed bugs, water bugs, ants, roaches, moths, fleas, flies, and many other insects. Made by McCormick & Co., Baltimore MD. Metal container has printed instructions for use. Images of insects painted on container.
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Unit of Measure
Dimension Details Length is lid to end of plunger. Length of cannister only is 11 inches.
Place of Origin
Maker McCormick & Co.
Maker Details Willoughby M. McCormick started the business in Baltimore at age 25 in 1889. From one room and a cellar, the initial products were sold door-to-door and included root beer, flavoring extracts, fruit syrups and juices. Still in business today.
Date MAY 29,2013
Assessor Molly Hannan
Notes Metal has a lot of rust and corrosion, scratches, and general wear. Lid is easily removable. Object has been dusted but could use a better cleaning.