- James H. Schwartzburg, a businessman in Lawrence, Kansas, established Packer Plastics in 1968. The name came from the Green Bay Packers which had won the Super Bowl in 1967. Being made of high-density injection-molded polyethylene, Packer products were dishwasher safe and reusable, and could carry a text. In 1970, the director of the University of Kansas Student Union ordered 50,000 cups marked “UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS.” This example is of that sort.
- Packer Plastics became PackerWare, Inc. in 1995, and was sold to Berry Plastics in 1997.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Plastic Cup
- Physical Description
- plastic, hdpe (overall material)
- overall: 10.5 cm x 9.3 cm; 4 1/8 in x 3 11/16 in
- overall: 4 1/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 10.4775 cm x 9.2075 cm
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- catalog number
- accession number
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- Medicine and Science: Chemistry
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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