Object ID 002820
Object Name Baby Ruth candy box
Object Desc A rectangular yellow candy box with two parts: base and lid.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002582a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, candy display
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords candy,chocolate,Baby Ruth,boxes,candy bar,
Title Baby Ruth candy box
Description A rectangular yellow box. The base, CMY2582a, is plain white. The lid, CMY2582b, has Baby Ruth printed in blue. It also has a border around the middle and each side. the 5 cent symbol is also advertised on the box. Curtiss candy company is also printed on the box.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Curtiss Candy Company
Maker Details The Curtiss Candy Company was founded in 1916 by Otto Schnering near Chicago, Illinois. Their first confectionery item was Kandy Kake, later refashioned in 1921 as the log-shaped Baby Ruth. In 1964, Standard Brands purchased Curtiss Candy Company. Standard Brands merged with Nabisco in 1981. In 1990, RJR Nabisco sold the Curtiss brands to Nestlé. This candy is still made today.
Date DEC 10,2014
Assessor Carly Sass
Notes One of the corners is split and the paper facing is starting to wear. The edges are freyed and the box's overall color is faded.