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Object ID 002823

Object Name Mounds gum box

Object Desc A rectangular box with two parts: base and lid.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002585a-b

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,Mounds,boxes,gum,Peter Paul,

Title Mounds gum box

Description The base, CMY2585a, is dark blue with the letters in a tan color. Peter Paul's mounds is printed along the sides and along the inside is an advertisement for a 5 cent bar of candy. The lid, CMY2585b, is tan with dark blue lettering. The center had an image of a pack of gum. "Mounds" is repeated along all of the sides.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.3

Length 10.9

Width 5.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Peter Paul candy company

Maker Details The Peter Paul Candy Manufacturing Company is a candy-making division within the Hershey Company. Peter Paul was originally founded in 1919 by Peter Paul Halajian, a candy retailer in the New Haven, Connecticut area. Peter Paul acquired the York Cone Company in July 1972, gaining the successful York Peppermint Pattie, which debuted in 1940. In 1978, Peter Paul merged with the Cadbury Schweppes company, becoming the European confectionery's United States operation. Hershey's purchased Peter Paul from Cadbury Schweppes in 1988.[

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2585a-b



Date DEC 14,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Carly Sass

Notes The edges are slightly bent and the corners are freyed/ peeling. The color of the lid seems to have faded.