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Object ID 001511

Object Name Reid, Murdoch & Co. Cigar Crate

Object Desc Small wooden crate for shipping cigars, from Reid, Murdoch & Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001240

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 6

Object Date

Start Year Range 1853

End Year Range 1940

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Reid, Murdoch & Company,cigars,tobacco,wood crates,smoking,boxes,

Title Reid, Murdoch & Co. Cigar crate

Description Empty wooden crate for shipping cigars. Reid Murdoch name printed on front and back sides. Underneath name reads: "Manuf'rs Agents and Importers of Cigars."


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.25

Length 13.5

Width 6.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Reid, Murdoch & Company

Maker Details Reid-Murdoch Co. was a Dubuque, Iowa, company founded in 1853 to provision wagon trains heading west. Expanded into a grocery manufacturer. Historical Reid, Murdoch & Co. building still located in Chicago.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1240



Date FEB 18,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes The box has a large crack on its base. Multiple chips and stains throughout. Text on front and back sides still legible, but faded somewhat. Metal braces are slightly rusted and warped.


Date FEB 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 2 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 6 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin