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: 3 1/8 in x 8 1/2 in; 7.9375 cm x 21.59 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Crate Labels
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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

2/2/2013 5:32:33 PM
Carole Lynch
I have one of these crates. In the 1970s, my husband and I used to poke around the flea markets and shops in the Luray, Va area where I picked up this box, among other nice finds. It has sat on my desk holding pencils, etc. all these years, where I've thoroughly enjoyed its' look. We are now downsizing, utilizing Ebay, Etsy, and Craigslist. I began researching this box and found your site, and am so delighted to learn some history on it. Now I don't want to part with it!!!! Just wanted to tell you thank you,. With regards, Carole
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