- 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.
- Currently not on view
- 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
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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