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Object ID 002275

Object Name Monkey Link Self-Closing Repair Link

Object Desc Red, white, and green cardboard box. Contains 7 chain links.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001746a-h

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Automotive


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Garage Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1948

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords automobile,car maintenance,Monkey Link,Flower City Specialty Company,tire chains,

Title Monkey Link Self-Closing Repair Link

Description Red and white cardboard box with green and red lettering. Contains chain link x7. Top: Directions Bottom: "7 No.1 repair links for passenger cars. Also repairs side chains" Front: "Monkey Link self-closing repair link, No.1, no tools required, trade mark reg. U.S. pat. off., be sure the monkey is on the package, Flower City Specialty Co., Rochester, N.Y., 1948 F.C.S., Co." Back: Description Side 1: "Why buy new chains! Use Monkey Link Brand repair links. made in 6 sizes. Fits all chains." Side 2: "Monkey Link Brand... Self-closing repair link. These are the only links that always fall out of cross chains when they wear out."


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.25

Length 2.25

Width 0.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Contains 7 chain links 1.5" in length.

Quantity 8



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Flower City Specialty Company

Maker Details Manufactured Monkey Link products as early as 1922.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1746a-h



Date MAY 23,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Dylan Kite

Notes Minor wear to corners, minor stains/scuffs. Chain links in great condition.


Date MAY 25,2014

Summary Status change

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