Whisky Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Ballantine’s whisky and was used by George Ballantine & Son, Limited of Dumbarton and Elgin, Scotland during the first half of the 20th century. The company was founded around 1827 in Edinburgh, Scotland and continues to this day as a popular whisky brand.
Currently not on view
referenced business
George Ballantine & Son Ltd.
Place Made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Dumbarton
United Kingdom: Scotland, Elgin
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 9 in x 14 3/4 in; 22.86 cm x 37.465 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History


Hello, I have the entire crate of this with a paper label partly attached. The text painted on the side of it is barely readable it appears to say: " 5S. 40lbs 77S 2SB7 L. C. A. American Embassy Sallao It is the version that says "Finest" Can someone tell me more info, or what all those numbers and words mean?

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