Object ID 002627
Object Name Bulldog Bottle Cap Box
Object Desc Red, white, and blue cardboard box containing bottle caps.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002333
General Category History
Category Soft Drinks
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Shelf 25
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Bulldog brand,Bottle Caps,Cupples Co.,beverages,
Title Bulldog Bottle Cap Box
Description Red, white, and blue cardboard box containing bottle caps. Front and back read: "One gross, double lacquered, Bulldog, Trade mark registered, Home use bottle caps, Grip tight, Seal right, no soaking necessary." Sides read: "One gross Bulldog, Trade mark registered, superior quality, home use bottle caps, these caps are made from the best materials, clean and sanitary, ready for use, grip tight seal right, for bottling soda water, rootbeer, fruit juices, vinegar, catsup, etc., Cupples Co. St. Louis."
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Place of Origin
Maker Cupples Co.
Maker Details Cupples Company was begun in 1851 by 19-year old Samuel Cupples, who sold wooden buckets, churns and similar items that were manufactured in Ohio. By 1855, the company had twice moved to larger quarters from its original location at No. 9 Locust Street and had expanded territories and product lines. Asa Wallace joined the company that year, and two brothers, Robert and Harry Brookings, became partners in 1874. The company was first incorporated in 1882 as Samuel Cupples Woodenware Company. It became a distribution giant that dominated its field.
Date JUL 9,2014
Assessor Dylan Kite
Notes minor scuffs and damage to box, lid is partially removed.
Date JUL 30,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 25 from Room 4, Shelf 9 - automatic entry by admin