Ink Shipping Crate

Ink Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This is a Sanford Ink Company shipping crate end. The Sanford Manufacturing Company was founded in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1857. The company relocated to Chicago in 1866 and became a large producer of ink and glue products in its early years before focusing on ink and being renamed the Sanford Ink Company in 1940. Sanford introduced the Sharpie marker in 1964, which went on to become one of its best selling products. Sanford was purchased by Newell Company in 1992.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Sanford Corporation
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Place Made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 6 1/2 in x 13 in; 16.51 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.283
catalog number
1979.0441.283
accession number
1979.0441
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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