Bread Box

Bread Box

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Large, rectangular, japanned bread or cake box with a flat-domed lid perforated on its ends for ventilation; fine gilt penciling around the lid top and box sides. Lid has a scrolled hasp lock on front, a rectangular wire handle fastened under a shaped plate riveted to top, and two hinges at back. Both lid and box have wire-rolled rims; the lid is made in three pieces soft-soldered together, while the box has five, flat pieces with soft-soldered folded edges. Tinned interior. Inside bottom is stamped in raised san serif letters "KREAMER" inside an oval.
Maker is Kreamer Tinware of Brooklyn, NY; started by German immigrant August N. Kreamer (also spelled Kraemer) in 1873.
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Object Name
box, bread
date made
after 1873
place made
United States: New York, Brooklyn
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (handle; rims material)
asphaltum (exterior finish material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
overall: 9 3/8 in x 14 3/8 in x 9 1/4 in; 23.8125 cm x 36.5125 cm x 23.495 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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