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Object ID 003112

Object Name Ziegler's Bitter Sweets Chocolate box

Object Desc White and gold cardboard chocolate box with lid (A) and base (B)

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002804a-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,chocolate,Ziegler's,boxes,

Title Ziegler's Bitter Sweets Chocolate box

Description Cardboard chocolate box; lid (A) is covered in a white textured paper and has gold lettering: there is a crest and Bitter Sweets and net weight one half pound Ziegler's Milwaukee is printed on it; the base (B) has no printing or design, but includes attached embossed tissue packing material


Approx Collection Date

Height 2

Length 6

Width 3

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 6

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Ziegler's Milwaukee

Maker Details On January 11, 1861, George Ziegler and his brothers-in-law formed the firm that became the George Ziegler Company, and began making a general line of American and French confections. Over the years to come, they invented, perfected and automated many processes and methods of candy making, packaging and marketing. In the early 1900's, they were the first to offer a chocolate bar combining number one peanuts with milk chocolate, in block form. It was called "Milk Chocolate Peanut Block." In 1911, they were the first in the country to market a wrapped candy bar, with a distinctive name of its own, the 5 cent Ziegler Giant Bar. The company is still in business.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2804A-B



Date MAR 19,2015

Summary Excellent

Assessor Megan Hindman

Notes a couple of stains and marks


Date MAR 20,2015

Summary Location change

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