Condiment Rack

Small condiment frame consisting of three, flat-bottomed piercework cylinders, the largest at center holds a clear, colorless glass mustard cup or pot with bell-shaped cover while the two smaller holders, attached with C scrolls at sides, have facted, clear, colorless glass shakers with screw-top perforated caps. Tall, arched or U-shaped, fixed handle. Bottom underside of center holder is struck with three incuse marks, "BENEDICT", the company logo with "B B" separated by a bee in a diamond or lozenge titled "SHEFFIELD PLATE" and "NICKEL SILVER", and "2286".
Maker is Benedict Manufacturing Co. of East Syracuse, NY; in business, 1894-1953 (began as M. S. Benedict Manufacturing Co., name changed circa 1902).
Currently not on view
Object Name
rack, condiment
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
silverplate (overall material)
glass (containers material)
overall: 232.2 g; 8.19 oz
overall: 4 5/8 in x 4 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 12.065 cm x 5.3975 cm
place made
United States: New York, East Syracuse
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John H. Crea
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