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Object ID 003595

Object Name O-Cedar Polish container and bottle

Object Desc Brown box without top, with bottle inside that contains O-Cedar polish.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003215a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Cleaning Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords O-Cedar Polish,polish,cleaning,

Title O-Cedar Polish container and bottle

Description Brown cardboard container. Has the use of the polish in multiple languages. 4 ounces US liquid measure. US price is 30 cents. Registered with the US patent office. Has directions for use on back of container. The bottle itself is completely filled. Has sticker along the entire lower half of the bottle.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.5

Length 2.75

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details measured the container only.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker O-Cedar Corporation

Maker Details Located in Chicago, O-Cedar began in the early 1900s and was sold door to door. The company is also known as Channell Chemical Company.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3215



Date SEP 11,2015

Summary Poor

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes The box is in quite poor shape. Torn on one side and the other side is creased. Top edge on one side is torn and missing the torn edge. Edge on direction side is torn and worn. The label on the bottle is torn. One side is torn and flips up, but the piece is still attached. Discolored on one side, and a torn piece near the top on the same side. The cork is discolored from the liquid inside.


Date SEP 10,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hardware Store from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin