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Object ID 002426

Object Name Dixie Chocolate Puff fibreboard pail

Object Desc Dixie Chocolate Puff fibreboard cylinder container made of fiberboard with a yellow label and orange text. There is also a metal handle.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002188

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 13

Object Date

Start Year Range 1915

End Year Range 1940

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Dixie Chocolate Puff,Robert A. Johnston Co.,food,chocolate,

Title Dixie Chocolate Puff fibreboard pail

Description Dixie Chocolate Puff fiberboard cylinder container made of fibreboard and conforms with a yellow label and orange text. There is also a metal wire that goes around the top rim of the pail and a metal wire with a wooden spool as a handle. The bottom rim of the pail is black and the base color of the pail is brown. The label says "Dixie Chocolate Puff. Robert A. Johnston Company, Milwaukee." There is writing in pencil along the drum. On the bottom there is a certificate of maker: "This is a pail made of fibreboard and conforms to all construction requirements of consolidated freight classification......John Strange Pail Company. Menasha, Wisconsin. Sept. 10, 1915 - Apr. 17 19??."


Approx Collection Date

Height 8

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 12.5

Circumference 40

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The diameter and circumference of the pail are not equal on top and bottom. The top of the pail's diameter and circumference are larger than the bottom's. The bottom of the pail's diameter is 11.5 in. and the circumference is 36 in.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Robert A. Johnston Co.

Maker Details Milwaukee WI

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2188



Date JUN 6,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Sammy Kailas

Notes The object is in poor condition. The exterior of the pail is stained, scratched, and torn. The fibreboard is stained a dark brown and black, the label is scratched and torn in some places but still legible. The wire ring around the top rim of the pail is tarnished and the fibreboard underneath is stained brown and black. The edge of the top rim is peeling apart, and the bottom rim of the pail is scratched to the metal underside and there are small, bright orange accretions on the bottom rim, which could be rust. The interior of the pail is stained in a black wavy line about 4 inches down from the rim, possibly a water stain. If there was a lid, it is missing or lost. Overall the fibreboard is somewhat fragile.


Date JUN 6,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date JUN 6,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 13 from Room 4, Shelf 13 - automatic entry by admin