Object ID 002846
Object Name Clark's Flavor Parade gum tub
Object Desc Cardboard tub originally containing an assortment of Clark's chewing gum
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002211
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Shelf 3
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords chewing gum,Clark's,Tendermint,Freshmint,Teaberry,Longchew,candy store,
Title Clark's Flavor Parade gum tub
Description Paper tub originally containing Clark's Flavor Parade assortment of chewing gum. Pictured on the side of the tub are packages of Teaberry, Tendermint, Freshmint, and Longchew gum. Packages of gum sold for one-cent. Tub is printed in color with green, red, and yellow ink. Wording reads: "Clark's Flavor Parade! ...sold and distributed throughout the world!"
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Place of Origin
Maker Details David L. Clark (1864-1939) was born in Ireland and came to America when he was only eight years old. He entered the candy business working for a small manufacturer in New York. After three years as a salesman, he bought a wagon, horses, and merchandise and went into business for himself. The D. L. Clark Company was founded in 1886 when Clark started manufacturing candy in two back rooms of a small house in Pittsburgh's North Side. During his lifetime, his company became a leading candy manufacturer. By 1920 the D. L. Clark Company was making about 150 different types of candy, including several five-cent bars, specialty items and a bulk candy line. Clark was also manufacturing chewing gum in a building across the street from his candy factory. In 1921 they incorporated Clark Brothers Chewing Gum Company as a separate business which made Teaberry and Tendermint gum. By 1931, the candy bar business was so large that he sold the gum company and it was renamed the Clark Gum Company.
Date JAN 8,2015
Assessor Molly Hannan
Notes Tub is discolored and has some damage along bottom, but is in good condition overall.