Object ID 002678
Object Name Brach's Candy Display
Object Desc White and red rotating octagonal metal candy display.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002381
General Category History
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 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"
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
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. 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".
Date JUL 25,2014
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