Object ID 001265
Object Name Dr. Blumers Strawberry Extract Box
Object Desc An empty blue and white box that used to contain a bottle of Strawberrt Extract that was made by the Lincoln Chemical Works Corporation.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001083
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Dr. Blumers Strawberry Extract,Lincon Chemical Works Corp.,flavoring,baking,strawberry,
Title Dr. Blumers Strawberry Extract Box
Description An empty box that is blue and white that used to contain strawberrry extract. There is writing on all six sides. The top and bottom leafs are the same label. It says "Dr. Blumer's high grade strawberry flavoring extracts." The front label says the same thing as the top and bottom, but what is added is that it says "50% alcohol certified color. For flavoring ice cream, jellies, cakes, pies, etc. Contains 2 oz. 35 cents. Lincoln Chemical Works the House of Quality." The back label is the company guarantee that it only uses the highest grade and does not subsitute inferior ingredients. The company is known throughout the world and was established in 1886. The goods are sold on a "Money Back" basis. And the name of the company again.The right and left side labels are the same. It gives a list of the flavors that Dr. Blumer sells. From Vanilla to Cherry, etc. And the colors they are sold in.
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Place of Origin
Maker Lincoln Chemical Works Corporation.
Maker Details Lincoln Chemical Works was established in 1886 and had an extensive product line of toiletries and remedies that they encouraged every day workers to sell for them in their spare time, somewhat like Mary Kay Cosmetics. An ad in Popular Mechanics Magazine from 1922 read, BIG Money Makers. Large factory offers you big profits on 150 fast sellers. Toilet gift sets, flavoring extracts, remedies, soaps bring you $8.00 to $25.00 daily. Howe of Illinois makes $4.00 an hour. Sample outfit free to workers. Lincoln Chemical Works. Lincoln Chemical Works founder Dr. Robert Blumer born in Germany 1866, died in Chicago 1946.
Date JAN 19,2014
Assessor Brooke Uhl
Notes Some edge wear along the seams on the box. A little fading, but not much. Overall, very good.