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Object ID 000881

Object Name Excell Graham Crackers Box

Object Desc Cardboard box, tan with blue lettering, of Excell Graham Crackers manufactured by the National Biscuit Company.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000797a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date 1920s

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Excell (brand),graham crackers,crackers,National Biscuit Company,Nabisco,boxes,food,

Title Excell Graham Crackers Box

Description Two square shaped cardboard box, empty. Box is tan with blue writing on the front, back and top. Front and back are identical and say "Excell Graham Crackers" followed by "Two Pounds Net Weight" right below. CMY797a: The words "Radio" and "Tubes" are written in pencil on the front, one word on each side of "Excell". Lid is attached to box and it's closed with a piece of clear tape. CMY797b: "Radio TV" written in pencil on box lid. On both box lids it says "Excell Graham Crackers" followed by "National Biscuit Company" and "Made in U.S.A." "Address: New York, NY" right below it. Sides are both painted a blue background with "Excell Graham Crackers" in tan lettering. Bottom of the box has blue and tan stripes.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5.75

Length 0

Width 8

Depth 5.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 2



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker National Biscuit Company

Maker Details New York, NY. In 1898, the New York Biscuit Company and the American Biscuit and Manufacturing Company merged over 100 bakeries into the National Biscuit Company, later in 1971 becoming Nabisco. Founders Adolphus Green and William Moore, orchestrated the merger and the company quickly rose to first place in the manufacturing and marketing of cookies and crackers in America. In 1906, the company moved its headquarters from Chicago to New York.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY797



Date JUL 31,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Samanta Pugh

Notes CMY797a: Box shows clear signs of wear. Back portion of the attached lid has clear tape holding it. There is clear tape also on the bottom of the box, coming up on the sides a bit, which holds the bottom enclosed. There are three staples there, but they no longer keep the box's bottom together. All edges of the box show wear, particularly on the 8 corners of the top and bottom. There is a larger and two smaller tears on the botoom where the staples used to hold. There are some smudges on the tan cardboard and some discoloration on the blue letters and blue background, particularly on the bottom and left side of the box. There are two large fold marks on the lid. There are also brown spots on the back portion and a little on the lid, possibly water stains. Words "radio" and "tubes" have been written in pencil on the front. A piece of clear tape keeps the lid closed. CMY797b: Good condition. Box edges show wear and have small tears. Box is held together with its original staples.


Date JUL 31,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Hardware Store - automatic entry by admin