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Object ID 002678

Object Name Brach's Candy Display

Object Desc White and red rotating octagonal metal candy display.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002381

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 25

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Brach's,Candy,Display,

Title Brach's Candy Display

Description White and red rotating octagonal metal candy display. display reads: "Buy Brach's fine candies"


Approx Collection Date

Height 17.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5.75

Circumference 19.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Brach's

Maker Details Brach's Confections was founded in 1904 by Emil J. Brach, a son of German immigrants who had recently invested in a candy factory which had failed.[2] He decided that he could do a better job of it himself, opening a candy store and factory in Chicago. This factory was famously filmed as Gotham Hospital in the 2008 film The Dark Knight and destroyed by a bomb set off by the Joker, played by Heath Ledger. The older red brick building in the background was the original factory. The company is also credited with inventing several marketing techniques, such as barrel displays, glass candy counters, and the adaptation of old general store-type bulk purchasing to modern supermarkets with "pick-a-mix", a self-serve set of open candy containers which allows customers to scoop candy into bags to be sold by the pound. For years, the company used a jingle: "Stop where you are, buy a Brach's candy bar".

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2381



Date JUL 25,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Dylan Kite

Notes Minor scuffs and scratches.


Date JUL 27,2014

Summary Status change

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