Corned Beef Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate end panel is imprinted with the “Libby’s” script of the manufacturing firm Libby, McNeil, and Libby. Archibald McNeil and Charles and Arthur Libby founded the company in 1868. In 1875, Libby’s began to pack their meats into pyramidal shaped cans. These cans were extremely popular among consumers, and Libby’s became one of the country’s biggest producers of canned meats. The company was purchased by Nestle in 1971.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Libby, McNeill & Libby
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 7 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 18.415 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

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