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Object ID 002226

Object Name Tasti-Spread Oleomargarine box

Object Desc Rectangular cardboard box for Tasti-Spread Oleomargarine produced by the Baltimore Butterine Company. Yellow, blue and red. Illustration of woman with two children at left.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002122

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 15

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords butter,boxes,oleomargarine,margarine,Baltimore Butterine Co.,baking,cooking,National Carton Company,

Title Tasti-Spread Oleomargarine box

Description Rectangular cardbook box. Exterior and interior have waxy coating. Box has flaps at left and right side for opening and also along top edge so entire box opens. Blue background with red, white, and yellow ink. Front and back sides are the same, but face opposite directions. Illustration of woman in apron buttering toast with a boy and girl and left and right. Text at right "One Pound Net / Tasti-Spread / Oleomargarine / Manufactured by / The Baltimore Butterine Co. / Baltimore, Maryland / Containes 1/10 of 1 0/0 of Benzoate Soda". Left and right sides of box have text "Tasti-Spread". At top of box is block of text about using margarine. Bottom of Box has text "For Table Use And / In Cooking and Baking".


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.13

Length 0

Width 7

Depth 1.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

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Quantity 0

Material paper


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Baltimore Butterine Company

Maker Details Baltimore, Maryland Box: National Carton Co.

Maker Mark Inner left flap


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Image Caption CMY2122



Date MAY 20,2014

Summary very poor

Assessor BN

Notes Paper is very brittle use caution when handling. Two pieces of the box are torn off and have been bagged separately. Overall, box is worn; surface scratches and scuff marks. Discoloration and staining on surface. On front side brown stain at upper right quadrant. Top edge has dark discoloration. On top side of box area of loss at left along edge and about 1.75" from edge there is a triangular piece missing. Pieces are saved. Tearing and wear at left and right sides of box along folds on flaps. On left side of box top flap is very worn at fold use caution. On right side of box top flap is torn off. Inner flap at top has brown staining, possible mold. Interior of box is discolored with light surface scratches.


Date MAY 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 24 from Room 7, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 15 from Room 7, Shelf 24 - automatic entry by admin