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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Business/Office


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

Height 5.75

Length 13.75

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The height represents the tallest portion of the dispenser, which is a decorative detail.

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Better Packages Inc.

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2231



Date JUN 13,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor SK

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