W. Atlee Burpee & Co.

W. Atlee Burpee & Co.

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Description (Brief)
A letter opener advertising W. Atlee Burpee Co. Made of cream celluloid with green printed details, it has an image of a lima bean pod on the front and back. The handle section of the opener is in the shape of a pod, described as "Natural size pod of Burpee's bush lima."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
letter opener
date made
after 1877
advertiser
W. Atlee Burpee & Co.
maker
Baldwin & Gleason Company
place made
United States: New York, New York City
referenced
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 cm x 23 cm x.25 cm; 1 9/16 in x 9 1/16 in x 1/8 in
overall: 1/16 in x 8 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in;.15875 cm x 20.6375 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.0899
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0899
subject
Gardens
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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