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Object ID 001279

Object Name Knickerbocker Chocolate Co. crate

Object Desc Wood box for Knickerbocker Chocolate Co. Penny Sticks. Has removable, sliding lid. Black, embossed lettering and logos on four sides.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001843a-b

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General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 11

Object Date 1908

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Knickerbocker Chocolate Co.,candy,boxes,chocolates,merchandise displays,wooden crates,

Title Knickerbocker Chocolate Co. crate

Description Wood box with lid for Knickerbocker Chocolate Co. penny sticks. Lid slides on. Corners of bottom are dovetailed. Embossed stamps in black on all for sides. On two sides, "100 ' 16 to 1' Penny Sticsk Manufactured by Knickerbocker Chocolate Company New York". On one side is the company logo. On one side, "Serial Number 2121 Guaranteed Under the Food and Drugs Act. June 30, 1908". Nails on bottom.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.63

Length 0

Width 7.5

Depth 7.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details Measurements were take with product description at front.

Quantity 0

Material wood; metal


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Image Caption CMY1843a-b



Date JAN 21,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes The lid does not fit properly due to loss of wood. A- Lid has a crack horizontally which has been glued back together. Crack went through woodwork, and glue is holding two pieces together. On lower edge to right of center are finger prints. At top right edge there is loss. Edges are worn. On back of lid there is glue from the crack. B- At left near edge at center there is a dentation in the wood. In bottom of containter, dead insect found. No evidence of damage from insect. Edges are worn. Light scratches and dentations in wood on exterior and interior of box. On left side (with serial #) there appears to be loss at top edge. White paint splatter on side. On back side there is loss at top edge and the ridge to slide on lid is missing. On right side (by logo) there is white paint at right. Dentation at top edge. On bottom there is some discoloration.


Date JAN 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 18 from Room 7, Shelf 15 - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 23,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 13 from Room 7, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 7, Shelf 13 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 4,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4 from Room 7, Shelf 12 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 7,2014

Summary Location change

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



Date JAN 21,2014

Notes Knickerbocker Chocolate Comapny was incorporated in 1893. It merged with J.H. Barker in the early 1900s.,+knickerbocker+chocolate&source=bl&ots=AkSGcia16L&sig=tF_xyOraHvpID4F5tjNljtNXqhM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=s8feUprcHaHLsQTa94L4CA&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=j.h.%20barker%20and%20co%2C%20knickerbocker%20chocolate&f=false