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Object ID 003040

Object Name Curtiss Baby Ruth box

Object Desc A white square box with lid and base advertising Baby Ruth candies.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002734a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords candy,boxes,chocolate,Curtiss Candy Co.,Baby Ruth,

Title Curtiss Baby Ruth box

Description The base of the box, CMY2734a, is carboard and tan. It is plain with tape on most of the corners. The lid, CMY2734b, is white with red and blue lettering. The sides advertise Curtiss Baby Ruth for 5 cents. The same thing is repeated on all four sides. The front panel has the same advertising but also has some maker details.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 9.5

Width 7.8

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Curtiss Candy Company

Maker Details The Curtiss Candy Company was founded in 1916 by Otto Schnering near Chicago, Illinois. Their first confectionery item was Kandy Kake, later refashioned in 1921 as the log-shaped Baby Ruth. Their second confectionery item was the chocolate-covered peanut butter crunch Butterfinger. In 1964, Standard Brands purchased Curtiss Candy Company. Standard Brands merged with Nabisco in 1981. In 1990, RJR Nabisco sold the Curtiss brands to Nestlé.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2734a-b



Date MAR 4,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Carly Sass

Notes There is edge wear and some sort of water staining. There are creases on the lid and the base has tape holding some of the corners together.


Date MAR 4,2015

Summary Status change

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

Date MAR 4,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to On-Site Storage from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 4,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4 from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin