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Object ID 001308

Object Name Ziegler's Bel-Ray Chocolates box

Object Desc Cardboard candy box for Ziegler's. Box is brown and has a texture that looks like woven fabric. Lid is padded and has plastic over it.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001848a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, West Wall

Object Date

Start Year Range 1940s

End Year Range 1960s

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords George Ziegler Candy Company,candy,Ziegler's Candy Company,chocolates,boxes,

Title Ziegler's Bel-Ray Chocolates box

Description Textured, cardboard candy box. A-Lid; B-inserted box; C-bottom. Lid is embossed cardboard with gold trim. Top is padded. Text in black on top, "Bel-Ray Chocolates Net Weight 1lb." Ziegler's Milwaukee logo at lower right corner. B- white cardboard box insert sits on a small lip on C to layer candy inside. Has paper glued to long sides with Ziegler's logo embossed. C- is also textured cardboard. Has cardboard glued to interior edge to allow B to sit above bottom. On back is a description of the chocolates stamped at center "Bel-Ray / Assortment / Caramel Creams / Milk Nougats / Bitter Sweets / Milk Choc. Nut Centers / Choc. Pineapple Centers / Choc. Tingaling." At bottom 1/4 of box there is a stamp "326-1"


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 0

Width 10.25

Depth 3.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions are for box in all. A- 1" H x 10 1/4" W x 3 1/2" D B- 1" H x 10" W x 3 3/16" D C- 2 1/8" H x 10 1/4" W x 3 1/2" D

Quantity 0

Material paper; plastic


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker George Ziegler Candy Company

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1848a-c



Date JAN 23,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Overall fair condition with wear on edge. A- has plastic cover over the cardboard which is taped on with cellophane tape on edges. On top edge it appears there is separation between the paper and the gold edge. On top at left edge there is a tear in the paper. Also tear in "Chocolates" in the paper. Brown spots at left of center, lower edge at center and upper edge to right. All four edges have tearing and loss of paper layer, most severe is at left edge. Interior of lid has pieces of yellowed tape. B- Paper glued to sides is yellowed with small tears and creases. Stain just below center to left. Wearing on corner at bottom of box. C- There is staining in the interior of the box around the cardboard insert. The cardboard insert is frayed with loss around edges most likely from storage. Dent on upper right corner. Exterior at front has brown and pink stain to right of center. Back corners are worn with loss. Bottom of box on exterior is stained with yellow spot at upper right.


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 APR 2,2015

Summary Location change

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