Plastic Cup

Plastic Cup

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Description
Plastic cup with label reading "The Famous Orphan Annie Ovaltine Mug / 1932." The inscription on the bottom reads “Beetleware / Mfd / exclusively for / The Wander Co., Chicago / makers of / Ovaltine.” Ovaltine was developed in Switzerland in the early years of the 20th century. The Wander Co., of Chicago, began manufacturing this popular milk additive in 1926, and advertised it on the popular radio program, Little Orphan Annie, in 1931-1940. Beetleware was a product of American Cyanamid.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Cup
cup
Date made
1932
maker
American Cyanamid Company
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
mouth: 76 mm; x 3 in
overall: 95 mm x 57 mm; 3 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in
overall: 3 3/4 in x 9 in; 9.525 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
1983.0538.24
catalog number
1983.0538.24
accession number
1983.0538
Credit Line
Gift of J. Harry DuBois
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National Museum of American History
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