Ammunition Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side originally contained loaded paper shot shells manufactured and loaded by the Western Cartridge Company of East Alton Illinois during the early 20th century. The Western Cartridge Company was founded in 1898 as a subsidiary of the Olin Corporation, which it remains today.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Western Cartridge Company
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 8 1/2 in x 15 1/4 in; 21.59 cm x 38.735 cm
Place Made
United States: Illinois, East Alton
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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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