Object ID 002498
Object Name Better Packages Inc. tape dispenser
Object Desc Better Packages Inc. Packer red industrial tape dispenser made in 1947.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002231
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Shelf 15
Object Date 1947
Start Year Range 1924
End Year Range 1947
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Better Packages Inc.,tape dispensers,dispensers,
Title Better Packages Inc. tape dispenser
Description Better Packages Inc. Packer heavy red industrial tape dispenser made in 1947. Made of red and uncolored metal with 3 visible spools for running packagin tape. Metal etching says "Trade. Packer. Mark. Made by. Better Packages Inc. Shelton, Conn. Pat 1194752. Other pats pending." There is a green sticker on the interior of the dispenser that says "Approved machine. This achine carefully inspected after manufacture. It is guaranteed against defective workmanship and material for one year from date of manufacture below." Then there's a stamp that says "FEB 1947."
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details The height represents the tallest portion of the dispenser, which is a decorative detail.
Place of Origin
Maker Better Packages Inc.
Date JUN 13,2014
Notes The dispenser is in fair condition. The exterior of the dispenser has chipping and flaking paint and wear on edges. The unpainted metal is tarnished and the spools are noticeably worn.
Date JUN 13,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 15 from Room 1, Shelf 16 - automatic entry by admin