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Object ID 002936

Object Name Bovril Corned Beef crate

Object Desc A wooden crate for Bovril Corned Beef cans.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002648

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords wood crate,Bovril Corned Beef,boxes,

Title Bovril Corned Beef crate

Description A wooden crate for Bovril Corned Beef cans. The information is pained on in black. the advertisement is simplistic and repeated on three of the four sides. The last side has a U.S. symbol stamped onto it. There are nails holding the crate's sides together.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.5

Length 18.4

Width 11.9

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Bovril

Maker Details Bovril is the trademarked name of a thick, salty meat extract, developed in the 1870s by John Lawson Johnston. It is sold in a distinctive, bulbous jar. Bovril is made in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire; owned and distributed by Unilever UK.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2648



Date FEB 4,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Carly Sass

Notes There is slight warping to one of the wood panels and the paint is fading.


Date FEB 4,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin