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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

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 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

Height 2.5

Length 9

Width 3

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1141



Date JAN 28,2014

Summary Good

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.