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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Hardware


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 10,1991


Location Room 5

Object Date 1950

Start Year Range

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6

Length 0

Width 4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 2



Site Details

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.


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Image Caption CMY4159



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.