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Object ID 001003

Object Name Rawleigh's Bug Sprayer

Object Desc Rawleigh's insect duster. Blue metal dust sprayer with long narrow blue handle.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000883

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-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords W. T. Rawleigh Company,bug sprayer,insect duster,Rawleigh's (brand),insecticide,pesticide,

Title Rawleigh's Bug Sprayer

Description Blue metal bug sprayer with black lettering. Says "Rawleigh's Trade mark reg. U.S. Pat. Off Insect Duster" "Improved Duster" There are directions on can on how to use the duster.


Approx Collection Date

Height 18.75

Length 4.5

Width 4.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker W. T. Rawleigh Company

Maker Details In 1898 W.T. Rawleigh moved from his motherís kitchen to a new factory in a residential section of Freeport, Illinois. Here the company added spices and seasonings to their line of products and began the practice of quality control tests and standards for strength and uniformity, a practice which continues today. By 1920, W.T. Rawleigh Company was the largest manufacturing organization in the world, with seven factories and over one hundred tons of raw material in storage, making W.T. Rawleigh the Bill Gates of his day. In the mid 1920ís, William T. Rawleigh entered the flavorings and extracts market when he purchased vanilla plantations in Madagascar, the source of the finest vanilla beans in the world.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY883



Date OCT 11,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes There is some rust on the metal.


Date OCT 11,2013

Summary Status change

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

Date OCT 11,2013

Summary Location change

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

Date OCT 11,2013

Summary Status change

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