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Object ID 001209

Object Name Tasti-Spread Oleomargarine box

Object Desc An empty rectangle boxes that used to contain margarine made by the Baltimore Butterine Company.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001046a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1930

End Year Range 1940

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords baking,margarine,Tasti-Spread Oleomargarine,Baltimore Butterine Company,boxes,cooking,oleomargarine,

Title Tasti-Spread Oleomargarine box

Description Two empty rectangle boxes colored yellow, blue, red and white. The front and back labels are the same. It has an image of a mother and her two children spreading butter on some bread. It's net weight is 1lb and the brand name is called Tasti-Spread Oleomargarine and manufactured by the Baltimore Butterine Co. Its backgound is yellow and blue with a red border. The words are written in yellow and white throughout the package. The right and left sides of the box say tasti-spread with the same background. The top label says that it for the tabel, cooking, and baking. The bottom label gives instructions on thawing the butter and how to mix it.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.75

Length 6.5

Width 4.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 2



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Baltimore Butterine Company

Maker Details I could not find much on the company. I know that it patent its butter in 1921. The company still existed in 1933. It went into a law suit. The company no longer exists today.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001046



Date JAN 13,2014

Summary poor

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes The box has edgewear, stains and a dent on the bottom label. The The right label is not attached to the rest of the box. It is being held together by tape on the left side.