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Object ID 001201

Object Name Baby Ruth Candy Bar box

Object Desc An empty Baby Ruth candy box made by the Curtiss Candy Company

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001029a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 11

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

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

Title Baby Ruth Candy Bar box

Description This is an empty candy box that was made by the Curtiss Candy Company which contained Baby Ruth Candy Bars. The bottom of the box is blank. The cover of the box has a red background with white words. On the front of the cover it says Curtiss Baby Ruth. In a blue diamond it says 5 cents. Below that it says rich in dextrose. Then it gives the companies guarantee and ingredients to the candy bar. Then there is the Curtiss logo at the bottom of the cover. In the lower right hand side the net weight says it was 1 and 7/8 lbs. and it is patent by the US. In the lower left hand side it says that it had 24 candy bars. Surround the sides of the box is the same image of the Baby Ruth as on the cover.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.25

Length 9.5

Width 7.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1

Material paper, cardboard


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 CMY001029a-b



Date JAN 11,2014

Summary poor

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes the box has a couple of rips and it covered by tape. Lots of edgewear, dents, and stains. The box bottom is held together by duct tape in some parts.


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

Date APR 30,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 11 from Room 4 - automatic entry by admin