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Object ID 000941

Object Name Dripless Christmas Candles

Object Desc There are two rectangular boxes with "Improved Dripless Christmas Candles" written. On boxes there are mistletoes. Christmas candles inside one box.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000849a-d

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Christmas Decorations


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Cabinet 1

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Christmas candles,candles,Standard Oil Company (Indiana),

Title Dripless Christmas Candles

Description Two rectangular boxes with the words "Improved Dripless Christmas Candles" written on it. One box (c) has a removable lid (d) with nothing in it. The other box (a) has a removable lid (b) with 18 candles inside. The candles are various colors including clear, tan, green, and pink. The top of the box have mistletoes and other Christmas flowers drawn on it. One lid (b) has words "Net Weight 6 oz" "24s" and "Standard Oil Company (Indiana)" written on it. The other lid (d) has words "36s" "Standard Oil Company (An Indiana Corporation" written on it.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.25

Length 5

Width 3.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The above measurements are for the main box with the candles. The other box is about 1.25" x 5" x 4."

Quantity 2



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Standard Oil Company

Maker Details Standard Oil (Indiana) was formed in 1889 by John D. Rockefeller as part of the Standard Oil trust. In 1910, with the rise in popularity of the automobile, Indiana Standard decided to specialize in providing gasoline to consumers. In 1911, the year it became independent from the Standard Oil trust, the company sold 88% of the gasoline and kerosene sold in the Midwest. In 1912 it opened its first gas service station in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When the Standard Oil Trust was broken up in 1911, Indiana Standard was assigned marketing territory covering most of the Midwestern United States, including Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. It had the exclusive rights to use the Standard name in the region. It purchased the Dixie Oil Company of Louisiana in 1919 and began investing in other oil companies outside its Standard marketing territory.

Maker Mark


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Date SEP 8,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes Boxes are discolored. Edges are torn. Inside of box (c) has black spots.