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Object ID 001341

Object Name Wooden Hormel Dried Beef Box

Object Desc Wooden box for 5lbs of dried beef from Hormel. Closable with hinges on back side.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001139

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 1891

End Year Range 1930

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Hormel,boxes,Chipped Beef,wood crates,food,

Title Wooden Hormel Dried Beef Box

Description Wooden Box, closable lid reads in red and black text: Hormel; good food. Minnesota Sliced Dried Beef 5-lbs. Net. U.S. Inspected and passed by Department of Agriculture. Est. No. 199.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 11

Width 7.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Hormel

Maker Details Hormel Foods Corporation is a food company based in Austin, Minnesota that produces Spam luncheon meat. The company was founded as George A. Hormel & Company in Austin by George A. Hormel in 1891. It changed its name to Hormel Foods in 1993.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1139



Date JAN 28,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Box still has legible text and hinges and cover are in working condition. Scuffs and edgewear throughout, lid as small crack starting from the left side and runs to the middle. Small crack on lower right corner on the bottom of box.