Bird Food Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This end panel of a Crescent Manufacturing Company bird food shipping crate is imprinted with the company’s crescent moon trademark. The company was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1883 as a supplier of vanilla extract to the Pacific Northwest. Later becoming Crescent Foods Inc., the company made its mark on the consumer landscape in 1905 with its Mapleine imitation maple flavoring. Mapleine is still sold today by McCormick, which bought Crescent in 1989.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Crescent Mfg. Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 7 in x 12 1/4 in; 17.78 cm x 31.115 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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

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