Flypaper Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This flypaper shipping crate is imprinted with the name of the Tanglefoot Flypaper Company, “The sanitary fly destroyer, non-poisonous.” Tanglefoot was manufactured by the O&W Thum Company, founded in 1885. Tanglefoot was exceptionally successful because the company’s formula of castor oil, resins, and wax did not soak through the paper and stayed sticky long enough to be stocked on store shelves. Previously, the adhesive had to be applied at the store while the costumer waited.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced business
Tanglefoot
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 5 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 39.37 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.358
catalog number
1979.0441.358
accession number
1979.0441
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Crate Labels
Agriculture
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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