Evaporated Milk Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Meadow brand evaporated milk produced by the Meadowbrook Condensed Milk Company of Seattle, Washington during the early 20th century. Before refrigeration allowed fresh milk to easily be kept on hand, cans of evaporated or condensed milk were a staple of household pantries.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Meadowbrook Condensed Milk Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 8 3/8 in x 12 1/4 in; 21.2725 cm x 31.115 cm
Place Made
United States: Washington, Seattle
United States: Washington, Issaquah
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

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