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Object ID 001203

Object Name Ziegler's Demon Lunch Candy box

Object Desc An empty candy box that was made by Ziegler's Candy Company.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001031a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, candy display

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords candy,chocolate candy,Ziegler's Candy Company,George Ziegler Candy Company,boxes,Demon Lunch,

Title Ziegler's Demon Lunch Candy box

Description An empty candy box made by Ziegler's Candy Company. The bottom box is blank cardboard. The cover, however, contains yellow, red, and blue colors. On the front of the cover is an image of a old time race car with z on the front grill with a driver. With a yellow background Demon Lunch is bolded out in blue with a red outline. Ziegler's in red font. In the bottom right hand corner it says 5 cents. On the top and bottom sides it says demon lunch in blue with a yellow background. Also, it was a 24 count with 5 cents in the left and right upper corners. On the bottom lip it states Geo. Ziegler's Co. Milwaukee in Blue with a white background. The right and left sides have the image of the race car with a z on the front grill again and it says demon lunch for five cents again.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.75

Length 9.25

Width 6

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 George Ziegler Candy Company

Maker Details On January 11, 1861, George Ziegler and his brothers-in-law formed the firm that became the George Ziegler Company, and began making a general line of American and French confections. Over the years to come, they invented, perfected and automated many processes and methods of candy making, packaging and marketing. In the early 1900's, they were the first to offer a chocolate bar combining number one peanuts with milk chocolate, in block form. It was called "Milk Chocolate Peanut Block." In 1911, they were the first in the country to market a wrapped candy bar, with a distinctive name of its own, the 5 cent Ziegler Giant Bar. The George Ziegler Company closed in 1972, but the Ziegler Giant Bars are still poured in patented molds and sold by Ziegler's HALF NUTS in West Allis, Wisconsin, owned by the 5th generation of Ziegler Candy folks, Bill and Mary Ziegler.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001031a-b



Date JAN 12,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes A lot of edge wear some of the cardboard is starting to rip away. On one seam it has been taped on the side to hold the box together. Creases and some dents. The is some staining on the bottom of the box.


Date NOV 6,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date NOV 6,2014

Summary Location change

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