Freezer Container

Freezer Container

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Description
This is a rectangular aluminum container with a press-on lid. The “BerNARdin / SPEED-E-FREEZE” inscription, in raised letters, refers to the Bernardin Bottle Cap Co. in Evansville, Indiana. The New York Times took notice of this container in July 1950, terming it the “newest piece of home-freezing equipment this summer.” The firm began production two months ago, the paper noted, and are now having trouble filling orders.
Alfred Bernardin was born in France in 1845 and came to the U.S. a few years later. He eventually settled in Indiana and went to work manufacturing mineral waters. After receiving a patent in 1885, he established the Bernardin Bottle Cap Co.
Ref: Winthrop L. Brown, “Boxes for Freezing Materials,” U.S. Patent 2,767,878 (Oct. 23, 1956), assigned to the Bernardin Bottle Cap Co. The application was filed in 1950.
Jane Nickerson, “News in Freezing and Canning,” New York Times (July 2, 1950), p. SM13.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Freezer container
Freezer Container
Date made
1950s
Dates from the 1950s or 1960s
maker
Bernardin Bottle Cap Co.
Measurements
overall: 4.2 cm x 12.8 cm x 10.2 cm; 1 5/8 in x 5 1/16 in x 4 in
overall: 1 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 4 5/16 in; 4.445 cm x 13.335 cm x 10.95375 cm
ID Number
2001.0010.02
accession number
2001.0010
catalog number
2001.0010.02
Credit Line
George A. Norton
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