Object ID 004173
Object Name Mendets 5 piece set
Object Desc Orignal Mendets cardboard packaging with 4 out of 5 pieces in set included. Packaging is yellow and blue with an image of a woman holdign up a pot. The backside has plain cardboard color with product directions printed in black.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY004159a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 10,1991
Location Room 5
Object Date 1950
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End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Mendets,Collette Manufacturing Co.,
Title Mendets 5 piece set
Description Original cardboard packaging for Mendets with 4 out of the 5 pieces included in set present. Packaging is yellow and blue and has the image of a woman holding up a red pot. The Mendets included are silver in color. The front label reads "Mendets / Mends all leaks instantly". There is no coloring on the backside of the packaging; product directions are printed in black ink.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Collette Manufacturing Co.
Maker Details Clarence Collette founded the Collette Manufacturing Co. in 1907. The company began by making Mendets, bolt-like contraptions to plug holes in pots and pans. Clarence Collette was the inventor who improved the paper clip by putting ridges or nicks in the clips so that they would hold paper sheets more securely. A 1932 City Directory reported that Collette’s made Mendets, paper clips, sporting goods and novelties. Amsterdam, NY
Maker Mark Collette Manufacturing Co.
Date APR 27,2016
Summary Good Condition
Assessor Nicole Burdick
Notes Cardboard is lightly worn and coloring is slightly faded. One piece of the five pices included is missing.