Abrasives Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained abrasive cloth manufactured by the Carborundum Company of Niagara Falls, New York. The Carborundum Company was founded in 1891 after Edward Goodrich Acheson synthetically produced silicon carbide (carborundum) in an attempt to create diamonds. Silicon carbide was originally used as an abrasive in products like sandpaper, but is found in a variety of other implementations like bulletproof vests and car brakes.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Carborundum Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 11 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 31.75 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, Niagara Falls
ID Number
1979.0441.275
catalog number
1979.0441.275
accession number
1979.0441
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Agriculture
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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