Pressed Paper Egg Tray, 1930-2000

Summary

Pressed paper egg trays provided padding between layers of eggs packed for transport from farms to urban markets. Each tray, or flat, held 30 eggs and fit easily within the standard wholesale package -- a wooden box (and later a wire cage). These packages held twelve flats -- a total of thirty dozen (360) eggs!

Pressed paper egg trays provided padding between layers of eggs packed for transport from farms to urban markets. Each tray, or flat, held 30 eggs and fit easily within the standard wholesale package -- a wooden box (and later a wire cage). These packages held twelve flats -- a total of thirty dozen (360) eggs!

Artifact

Tray

Date Made

1930-2000

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2017.64.10

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Charles H. Witt.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Gray (Color)

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