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Condiment Rack

Condiment Rack

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Description
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).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
rack, condiment
date made
ca 1900
place made
United States: New York, East Syracuse
place used
United States: Wisconsin, Menomonie
United States: Minnesota, Lake Park
Physical Description
silver plate (holder; covers material)
glass (containers material)
electroplated (holder; covers production method/technique)
Measurements
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
ID Number
DL.66.0545
catalog number
66.0545
accession number
265238
Credit Line
Gift of John H. Crea
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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