Sulphur Strips

Description
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
Measurements
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
1997.0154.07
catalog number
1997.0154.07
accession number
1997.0154
subject
Wine
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition
Food: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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