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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

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General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 12

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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."


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Height 5.25

Length 0

Width 4.88

Depth 2.5

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Weight 0

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Material paper


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Maker Baltimore Butterine Company

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Image Caption CMY2107



Date MAY 16,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

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.