Yeast Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This Magic Yeast shipping crate end is printed with Magic Yeast’s owl and moon trademark. Magic Yeast was formulated and manufactured by Egbert W. Gillett in 1886. In 1893 Gillett founded the Northwestern Yeast Company in Chicago, Illinois, to manufacture Magic Yeast and its companion product, Yeast Foam. In 1929 the company was merged with four others by J.P. Morgan to create Standard Brands.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Northwestern Yeast Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 5 3/4 in x 14 1/4 in; 14.605 cm x 36.195 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

Visitor Comments

7/8/2013 3:33:11 PM
Michael Berger
Egbert W. Gillett died on March 4,1904 and is buried at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL.
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