Baugh's Bone Fertilizer Salesman Samples

This salesman box of eight small glass bottles of Baugh & Sons Company animal bone fertilizer samples. The samples include Baugh's Raw Bone Super Phosphate, Baugh's Excelsior Super Phosphate, Fish Mixture, Dissolved Animal Bones, Export Bone with Potash, Complete Animal Bone Fertilizer, Baugh's Double Eagle Phosphate, and Baugh's Raw Bone Meal.
During the 19th century Baugh & Sons was one of the largest fertilizer manufacturers in the United States. Baugh manufactured a variety of ground bone based agriculture fertilizers that were tailored for a wide range of crops. Baugh’s fertilizers were widely available from farm supply stores who bought fertilizer from Baugh’s salesmen who would have used sample boxes like this.
Object Name
fertilizer samples, set
Physical Description
cardboard (case material)
container: 37 cm x 10.5 cm x 22.5 cm; 14 9/16 in x 4 1/8 in x 8 27/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Norton Benfor
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