Beef Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate end is imprinted with the “Libby’s” script of the manufacturing firm Libby, McNeil, and Libby. Archibald McNeil and Charles and Arthur Libby founded the company in 1868. In 1875, Libby’s began to pack their meats into pyramidal shaped cans. These cans were extremely popular among consumers, and Libby’s became one of the country’s biggest producers of canned meats. The company was purchased by Nestle in 1971.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced business
Libby, McNeill & Libby
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 7 in x 6 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.195
catalog number
1979.0441.195
accession number
1979.0441
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Agriculture
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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