Object ID 001345
Object Name Mel-O-Bit American Cheese Box
Object Desc Wooden box for Mel-O-Bit American Cheese. Distributed by the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001141
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Start Year Range 1884
End Year Range 1930
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Mel-O-Bit,Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea,cheese,wood crates,
Title Mel-O-Bit American Cheese Box
Description Wooden box with blue and red embedded text. Front and back sides show Mel-O-Bit Logo, and reads: AMERICAN pasteurized process cheese. Net Wt. 2lbs. Great A&P Tea Co. mark at the bottom. Sides show blue Mel-O-Bit logo and the type of cheese (American).
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
Maker Details The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P, is a supermarket and liquor store chain in the United States. Its supermarkets, which are under six different banners, are found in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Founded in1859.
Date JAN 28,2014
Assessor Ben Locke
Notes Some white paint stains on one side of the box. Colors faded lightly, text and company names are all legible. Possible lid missing, no cracks or major damage to the frame. Minor scratches and dents on several sides.