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Object ID 002805

Object Name Take Me Bars box

Object Desc A rectangular wooden box with a Croft and Allen Co. logo. It has a hinged lid.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002568

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,Croft and Allen,Take Me bars,boxes,

Title Take me bars box

Description The box has a hinged lid. The lid has a depiction of the Croft and Allens Breakfast Cocoa factory on the inside of it. The base is rather bare expept for the front pannel which depicts the type of candy and the manufacturers logo.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.2

Length 9.2

Width 7.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Croft and Allen Co.

Maker Details Back in 1865, Mr. H.O. Wilbur was successfully operating a hardware and stove business in Vineland, N.J. The chance of uniting with Samuel Croft in the confectionery business in Philadelphia, PA. seemed to offer a larger opportunity, and they became partners under the name of Croft & Wilbur. In 1884, it was decided to separate the business into the manufacture of cocoa and chocolate, as apart from the manufacture of candy. The company of H.O. Wilbur & Sons was formed for the manufacture of chocolate products, while Mr. Croft and a Mr. Allen continued the candy business under the name of Croft & Allen.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2568



Date DEC 4,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Carly Sass

Notes The lid is rather warped and does not close completely.