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Object ID 002500

Object Name Better Packages Inc. Counterboy

Object Desc Better Packages Inc. Counterboy metal tape dispenser

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002237

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 1925

Start Year Range 1922

End Year Range 1930

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Better Packages Inc.,tape dispensers,Counterboy brand,dispensers,

Title Better Packages Inc. Counterboy

Description Better Packages Inc. Counterboy metal tape dispenser. The metal is a dark green/yellow, which is probably not its original color. It is a very irregular shap with a peak and slope for the dispenser. The sides of the dispenser say "Counterboy" and "Better Packages Inc. N.Y. Pat'd. Made in U.S.A."


Approx Collection Date

Height 9.25

Length 11.75

Width 4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The shape of the dispenser is very irregular so the measurements reflect the most extreme values, the highest, longest, and widest

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Better Packages Inc.

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2237



Date JUN 13,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor SK

Notes The dispenser is in poor condition. The exterior of the dispenser is peeling, scratched, tarnished, stained, and discolored. It's difficult to determine what the original color was. There are some rust spots on the interior of the dispenser and on the bottom.