Tupperware "Millionaire" Jigger

Tupperware "Millionaire" Jigger

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While working for DuPont in Leominster, Mass., in 1937, Earl Silas Tupper (1907-1983) found that polyethylene slag could be transformed into a firm and flexible plastic. Building on this discovery, he formed the Earl S. Tupper Company in 1938; built a factory in Farnumsville, Mass., in 1942; launched Tupperware in 1945; trademarked the term “Millionaire” in 1946; and invented the Tupper Seal in 1947. The inscription on this off-white plastic jigger reads “Tupper / Millionaire Line / Made in U.S.A.” and “Tupper Seal.”
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Object Name
Tupperware Jigger
Tupperware "Millionaire" Jigger
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
overall: 5.6 cm x 5.1 cm; 2 3/16 in x 2 in
overall: 2 7/16 in x 2 1/8 in; 6.19125 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Glenn O. Tupper
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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