Object ID 002195
Object Name Silver Star Oleomargarine box
Object Desc Square, cardboard box for Silver Star Oleomargarine. Off-white with blue and yellow ink.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002107
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Shelf 12
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Baltimore Butterine Company,Silver Star (brand),oleomargarine,margarine,butter,boxes,baking,cooking,
Title Silver Star Oleomargarine box
Description Square, cardboard box. Waxy exterior coating. Off-white in color. Blue and yellow ink. Left and right sides open with flap, then top lid opens. Front and back are identical, but back is upside down. "Two Pound Net Weight / Silver Star / Oleomargarine / Recommends Itself / Copyright 1920 by The Baltimore Butterine Co.". Right and left sides have same lower text with yellow star behind. Top of box has manufacturer information in blue ink. White price tag sticker "2.25" on upper right corner of lid. Bottom of box has blue text "OleoMargarine / U.S. Inspected and Passed / By Department of Agriculture / Establishment 320. / Two Pounds Net. / Factory No. 4. Dist. of Maryland."
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Baltimore Butterine Company
Date MAY 16,2014
Notes Overall, box is worn and discolored. Interior is in good condition, creases on edges of lids. Yellowing and staining around edges. Possible mold. Dirt stuck in waxy coating on exterior. On top side of box there is tear with loss at top edge to right of center. Tear at top left edge. Ink rubbed off on lid. On back side of box dark staining and accetions along right edge and bottom edge.