Sulphur Strips

Sterilizing wine barrels before reusing them is essential. Like other home winemakers, Francesco Lee washed his barrels and burned sulphur strips inside them to eliminate any organisms and bacteria that might remain in the wood. This box of sulphur strips was manufactured by Hobs Laboratories in Passaic, New Jersey, a short 29 miles from the Lees’ home.
Object Name
sulphur strips
overall: 2 in x 2 1/4 in x 8 1/4 in; 5.08 cm x 5.715 cm x 20.955 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Food: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
John Lee

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