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Object ID 000913

Object Name Peterman's Moth Food

Object Desc Rectangular tin, yellow background with black and gold lettering, containing Peterman's Moth Food. Used to protect clothing, carpets, furs, sofas, etc. Contents still inside, unopened.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000829

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Pest Control


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date 1930's

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Peterman's Moth Food,tins,W. M. Peterman, Inc.,insecticide,pesticide,moths,sodium fluoride,

Title Peterman's Moth Food

Description Tin has a yellow background body and writings are black and gold. Front says "Net Weight 2 ozs." on top, then "Peterman's Moth Food Odorless", followed by "Protects Clothing, Carpets, Furs, etc.", "W M Peterman Inc.". Then it lists the full address of the manufacturer and the active and inert ingredients in smaller letters. The back has very thorough directions for use and repeats the name of the company on the bottom. Right side has a note on this product, and left side lists a few other company's products and their uses. Top and bottom of container is a dark grey metal color. Top has words "Push in plugs" and three unpunched holes in the center.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.5

Length 0

Width 2.25

Depth 1.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker W. M. Peterman, Inc.

Maker Details 200 - 5th Ave. New York Laboratory, Passaic, N.J.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY829



Date AUG 21,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Samanta Pugh

Notes Yellow portion has several small size scratches, some which reveal the silver metal color underneath. It also has several dark smudges and dirty spots all throughout. Right side has a dent across horizontally. Back also has a small dent on the center closer to the bottom edge. Writings can be read clearly. There is a significant amount of rust both on top and bottom portions. Push in plugs are unpunched, container has never been opened. Contents are still inside.


Date AUG 21,2013

Summary Status change

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

Date AUG 21,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hardware Store from Hardware Store - automatic entry by admin