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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

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General Category History

Category Spices/Flavorings


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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Height 7

Length 2

Width 1

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



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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.

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Image Caption CMY001083



Date JAN 19,2014

Summary Excellent

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Some edge wear along the seams on the box. A little fading, but not much. Overall, very good.