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.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced business
Western Cartridge Company
Place Made
United States: Illinois, East Alton
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 8 1/2 in x 15 1/4 in; 21.59 cm x 38.735 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.368
catalog number
1979.0441.368
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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