Object ID 002829
Object Name Switzers Quality Jumbo Twist
Object Desc A blue rectangular box with two parts: base and lid.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002591a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Candy exhibit
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords candy,Jumbo twist,Switzers Quality,boxes,licorice,
Title Switzers Quality Jumbo Twist
Description A blue box made of a base and lid. The base, CMY2591a, is simple and has a divider inside which seems to have been used for crayons. The lid, CMY2591b, is blue with the image of two children eating licorice. It has 'Jumbo Twist' is large lettering.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Switzer's Licorice Co.
Maker Details Frederick Switzer started making licorice in 1888. He would proudly push carts of his candy along the riverfront in St. Louis in an area now called Laclede's Landing. When Switzer's became the nation's leading brand of licorice, he developed his first fruit-flavored licorice which was cherry. It quickly became Switzer's best seller.
Date DEC 17,2014
Assessor Carly Sass
Notes There is edge wear and fading on the lid. The base was clearly usede for crayons because the inside has splotches of color around the edges.
Date APR 2,2015
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Candy exhibit from Room 4, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin
Date APR 18,2015
Summary Status change
Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin