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Object ID 002463

Object Name Home Use Bottle Caps paper box

Object Desc Paper box for Home Use Bottle Caps. Yellow box with black label and text. Contents (one gross) still in box.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002208

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Household Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 14

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords bottle caps,Crown Cork & Seal Co.,packaging,soft drinks,

Title Home Use Bottle Caps paper box

Description Home Use brand Bottle Caps paper box in yellow with black label and text. One gross (a measurement). Label says "One Gross. Home Use. Lacquered. Bottle Caps. Clean and Sanitary." Back of box says "One Gross. Home Use. Brand. Bottle Caps. For sealing home made beverages condiments and other products. Clean and sanitary. Home use brand caps are made from selected materials in the world's largest and most modern bottle cap plant, by automatic machinery throughout. Crown Cork & Seal Co. Baltimore, MD. 'Sealing Headquarters'." Top of box has "10H" stamped on it.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.75

Length 3.25

Width 4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Crown Cork & Seal Co.

Maker Details In 1891, William Painter invented the crown cap for bottled carbonated beverages. In 1892, he founded his own manufacturing business, the Crown Cork & Seal Co., in Baltimore. By the 1930s Crown was selling half of the world's suppy of bottle caps.

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Image Caption CMY2208



Date JUN 11,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor SK

Notes The paper box is in fair condition. The exterior of the box is discolored probably from dust, dirt, or age. The bottom of the box is torn at the corners as the box sags a little bit at the bottom. The tears aren't big enough for the contents to fall out. The top is somewhat dented.


Date JUN 11,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date JUN 11,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 14 from Room 4, Shelf 14 - automatic entry by admin