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Object ID 003841

Object Name Timage brand Timothy seed sack

Object Desc Cloth seed sack originally containing Timage Brand Timothy seed. Orange, black, and white in color

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003849

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Agriculture

Source Tim Kroenig

Source Category Donation

Accession Date NOV 5,2015

Credit/Acknowledgement Tim Kroenig

Location On-Site Storage

Object Date

Start Year Range

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Teweles Seed Co.,seed,agriculture,farming,

Title Timage brand Timothy seed sack

Description Cloth seed sack originally containing Timage brand Timothy seeds manufactured by the Teweles Badger. Sack is orange in color with white and black printing. States "growns more leafy forage" and "researched for purpose"


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Height 0

Length 30.75

Width 15.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Teweles Seed Co.

Maker Details Ludwig Teweles created the L. Teweles Seed Co. in 1865 when he first started selling chicken feathers, seeds and feed. Teweles immigrated from Bohemia. The business grew quickly and became a powerhouse in seed production in the midwest. In 1918 the firm built the tallest building on the south side of Milwaukee, a twelve-story reinforced concrete warehouse and production plant. The building is still standing today and has been renovated as an apartment complex. Teweles Seed differentiated itself in the industry in the 1920s when Hugo Teweles came up with the innovation of branding seed. During World War II there was tremendous demand for seed by foreign war-torn countries, including Germany and England. Teweles was allocated by the US government to ship 6 million lbs of seed to Germany alone. In 1950 the firm was first to engage in private research to create hybrid seed, and claims to be the pioneer of the world's first alfalfa hybrid. Acquired by Kent Foods in 1972.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3849



Date NOV 5,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Sack is intact and has some staining, discoloration, and small holes on lower back side.


Date NOV 5,2015

Summary Status change

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

Date NOV 5,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to On-Site Storage from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin