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Object ID 002797

Object Name Schrafft's gold chest chocolates

Object Desc Gold box origionally containing gold chest chocolate with three pieces: a base lid and candy insert

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002560a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, candy display

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords candy,chocolate,Schrafft,Gold Chest,boxes,

Title Schrafft's gold chest chocolates

Description Scrafft's gold chest chocolates box once containing candy pieces. CMY2560a is the base. It is gold with a white information box in the center describing the 23 varieties of it's contents. It was manufactured by Schrafft candy company in Boston, Mass. CMY2560b is the lid which is decorated with a leafy design and a printed bow. The object's net weight was a pound of chocolate. CMY2560c is the chocolate tray. There are 28 little boxes ranging in size. Box style is was used since the 1950's but contained a different divider. The plastic divider currently in the box must be a modern advancement.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2

Length 10.6

Width 6.3

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Schrafft candy co.

Maker Details Schrafft's was a candy, chocolate and cake company based in Sullivan Square, Charlestown, Massachusetts. Schrafft's was founded as a candy company by William F. Schrafft in Boston, in 1861.Schrafft's later expanded to form a chain of Schrafft's restaurants in New York, and a collection of motor inns and restaurants along the eastern seaboard from New England to Florida during the 1950s and 1960s. PET milk purchased Schrafft's in 1967, breaking the ice cream, restaurant and cake, and candy operations into separate companies. Only the ice cream line survives, having been purchased by the LeSauvage family, owners of several ice cream labels.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2560a-c



Date DEC 3,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Carly Sass

Notes The corners are bent. The edges have some wear to them and the base has a tear.


Date DEC 3,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date DEC 3,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, candy display from Room 4, candy display - automatic entry by admin