Ink Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This is a Sanford Ink Company shipping crate side. The Sanford Manufacturing Company was founded in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1857. The company relocated to Chicago in 1866 and became a large producer of ink and glue products in its early years before focusing on ink and being renamed the Sanford Ink Company in 1940. Sanford introduced the Sharpie marker in 1964, which went on to become one of its best selling products. Sanford was purchased by the Newell Company in 1992.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Sanford Corporation
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 5 1/2 in x 13 5/8 in; 13.97 cm x 34.6075 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
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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