Plastic Cup

Plastic Cup

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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.
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Object Name
Date made
American Cyanamid Company
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
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
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Credit Line
Gift of J. Harry DuBois
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National Museum of American History
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