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Object ID 003393

Object Name Black & White Scotch crate

Object Desc Wooden crate bound with nails with black printing

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003030

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Speakeasy Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords wooden crates,Black & White,scotch,James Buchanan & Co,Judge & Dolph Ltd,

Title Black & White Scotch crate

Description Wooden crate held together with nails, black printing on long sides: Black & White Blended Scotch Whiskey, James Buchanan & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Scotland, including checkerboard boarder and logo at top; one end printing: 12 4/5 quarts, 2-40 galls, contents description and stamping compliance; other end printing: Serial numbers in yellow, Judge & Dolph Co. 700 Cermack Rd. Chicago, IL, also indicates Wisconsin state stamp


Approx Collection Date

Height 9

Length 11.5

Width 17

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker James Buchanan & Co. Ltd/Judge & Dolph Ltd.

Maker Details James Buchanan, born in Canada but son of Scottish immigrants, returned to the United Kingdom shortly after he was born and he was brought up in Larne. He joined a Glasgow shipping firm as an office boy when he was fourteen or fifteen, and was later promoted to be a clerk. In 1868 he joined his brother in the grain business until 1879, when he moved to London as an agent for a company in the whisky trade. He realized that there was an untapped market in England for bottled Scotch whisky and set about producing his own, the Buchanan Blend. He went into business on his own in 1884 as James Buchanan & Co. In 1898, James Buchanan was given the Royal Warrant to supply the Royal Household with Buchanan's Whisky to Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales. The company joined Distillers Company in 1925. Distillers was acquired by Guinness in 1986, and Guinness merged with Grand Metropolitan to form Diageo in 1997.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3030



Date JUN 3,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Megan Hindman

Notes Some stains and wood splitting


Date JUN 4,2015

Summary Status change

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

Date JUN 4,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Speakeasy Exhibit from Room 1, Closet, Floor - automatic entry by admin