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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Pest Control


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date

Start Year Range

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 17.5

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure

Dimension Details Length is lid to end of plunger. Length of cannister only is 11 inches.

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY706a-b



Date MAY 29,2013

Summary Fair

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.