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Object ID 002986

Object Name Wooden Vaseline crate

Object Desc Rectangular wooden crate with metallic paper lining originally containing one quarter gross containers of Vaseline.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002681

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 1

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Vaseline,wooden crates,Chesebrough Mfg. Co,petroleum jelly,

Title Wooden Vaseline crate

Description Rectangular wooden crate with a metallic paper lining originally containing one quarter gross (36) containers of Vaseline. Crate is dark wood with red and black printing. Long sides of box read "One Quarter Gross / Size No 1 1/2 / Vaseline trademark Blue Seal / Petroleum Jelly / Chesebrough Mfg. Co. / (Consolidated) / New York, U.S.A." and have a round Vaseline blue seal in upper left corner. One end has "GLASS" printed in red ink. Other end has illegible black stenciled lettering. Interior of crate has silver metallic paper held in place with thumbtacks.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.5

Length 14

Width 0

Depth 7.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Chesebrough Mfg. Co.

Maker Details Chesebrough Manufacturing Company was an oil business which produced petroleum jelly or vaseline, which was marketed with the brand name Luxor. It was founded in 1859. Robert Augustus Chesebrough, a chemist who started the company, was interested in marketing oil products for medicinal needs. He produced the first petroleum jelly by refining rod wax through the use of heat and filtration. He named Vaseline from the German language word for water (wasser) and the Greek language word for oil (olion). Vaseline was patented in the United States in 1872 and England in 1877.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2681



Date FEB 19,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Crate has some surface scratching and cracking, but is overall in good condition.


Date FEB 19,2015

Summary Status change

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

Date FEB 19,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3 from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 1 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin