Object ID 002843
Object Name American Fig Confection round wooden box
Object Desc Round wooden box with lid originally containing American Fig Confection manufactured by Necco Sweet New England Confectionary in Boston.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002604a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Shelf 3
Start Year Range 1900
End Year Range 1920
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords NECCO,candy,boxes,American Fig Confections,New England Candy Company,confections,
Title American Fig Confection round wooden box
Description Round woode box and lid originally containing fig confections made by the New England Confection Company (NECCO) in Boston. Box base (2604a) has a paper label on side which states: US Serial No. 2179 / Guaranteed under the Food and Drug Administration Act, June 30 1906." Box lid (2604b) has round paper label glued to top of lid. Label has colored image of figs and red border which reads "American Fig Confection."
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker New England Confectionery Co.
Maker Details New England Confectionery Company was formed in 1901 with the merger of three candy companies: Chase & Co., Forbes, Hayward & Co., and Wright & Moody. The company was based in Boston and still exists today.
Date JAN 8,2015
Assessor Molly Hannan
Notes Box is in fairly good condition except for the top lid. Paper label is discolored and has edge wear. Wooden circle top is coming loose from the wooden hoop sides.
Date JAN 8,2015
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 3 from Room 4, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin