Eyelets Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Diamond Fast Color Eyelets made by the United Fast Color Eyelet Company of Boston, Massachusetts during the first half of the 20th century. The crate side bears the slogan “never wear brassy.” A shoe with a brassy eyelet would look old, and Diamond Fast Color eyelets had nickel barrels with tops of solid color that would never wear brassy. This crate contained 25,000 eyelets.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
United Fast Color Eyelet Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 4 1/4 in x 6 3/4 in; 10.795 cm x 17.145 cm
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

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