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Object ID 003081

Object Name Bunte World Famous Candies

Object Desc A green rectangular tin which used to contain Bunte candies.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002774

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, South Wall

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Bunte,tins,candy,

Title Bunte World Famous Candies

Description A green rectangular tin advertising Bunte world famous candies. The front has an image of a factory building with old fashioned cars out front. This is repeated on the back panel. The sides have a collage of candies within a decorative oval with "fine hard candies" beneath it.


Approx Collection Date

Height 9.4

Length 4.4

Width 4.4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Bunte Brothers

Maker Details In 1876, Ferdinand Bunte, Gustav A. Bunte, and Charles A. Spoehr started a candy manufactory on State Street in Chicago. After a few years, Ferdinand's son Theodore W. Bunte took charge of the business. By the 1910s, when Bunte Bros. did annual sales of about $2.4 million, the company employed about 1,200 people. As late as the 1950s, it had over 1,000 workers in its Chicago plants. In 1954, Bunte Brothers Candy Co. was purchased by Chase Candy Co. of St. Joseph, Missouri, and a new firm, Bunte-Chase, was created. In 1961, the firm closed the Chicago plant, dropped the Bunte name, and returned to St. Joseph.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2774



Date MAR 11,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Carly Sass

Notes Edges are rather rusted and there are scratches to the paint.


Date MAR 11,2015

Summary Status change

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

Date MAR 11,2015

Summary Location change

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

Date MAR 13,2015

Summary Location change

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

Date APR 2,2015

Summary Location change

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