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Object ID 001200

Object Name Baby Ruth Candy Bar box

Object Desc An empty Baby Ruth Candy Bar Box that was made by the Curtiss Candy Company.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001028a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4

Object Date 1950s

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords candy bars,Curtiss Candy Company,Baby Ruth,boxes,chocolate candy,

Title Baby Ruth Candy Bar box

Description This item is an empty Baby Ruth candy bar box made by the Curtiss Candy Company. The bottom of the box is plain carboard. The over however has a white background with blue and red words. On the top of the cover it says Curtiss Baby Ruth 5 cents. Baby Ruth is a Delicious Candy a quick energy food. Below that is the Curtiss company trademark logoa and where the Curtiss company is located in Chicago. On the covers four sides it all says the same thing. Curtiss Slice and Serve Baby Ruth 5 cents. Baby Ruth is the only words that are in Red the rest of the words are in blue.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 9.5

Width 7.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1

Material paper


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Curtiss Candy Company

Maker Details The Curtiss Candy Company was founded in 1916 by Otto Schnering near Chicago, Illinois. Wanting a more "American sounding" name, Schnering named his company using his mother's maiden name. Their first confectionery item was Kandy Kake, later refashioned in 1921 as the log-shaped Baby Ruth. Their second confectionery item was the chocolate-covered peanut butter crunch Butterfinger. In 1964, Standard Brands purchased Curtiss Candy Company. Standard Brands merged with Nabisco in 1981. In 1990, RJR Nabisco sold the Curtiss brands to Nestlé.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001028a-b



Date JAN 11,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes The box has some water damage is the bottom left hand corner of the cover. It has a lot of dents and creases. It has edge wear and the bottom box is taped together at the seems.


Date FEB 27,2015

Summary Status change

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

Date FEB 27,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4 from Candy exhibit - automatic entry by admin