Celery Crate

Summary

Celery growers put their best crop forward in this "square" crate, one of six standards specified by Michigan law in 1935. The green celery stencil left little doubt about its contents. Growers had incentive to pack their best product into crates that bore their name. The variety of packages ensured that any buyer (from wholesale grocers to restaurant chefs and speak-easy operators) had what they needed to satisfy their customers.

Celery growers put their best crop forward in this "square" crate, one of six standards specified by Michigan law in 1935. The green celery stencil left little doubt about its contents. Growers had incentive to pack their best product into crates that bore their name. The variety of packages ensured that any buyer (from wholesale grocers to restaurant chefs and speak-easy operators) had what they needed to satisfy their customers.

Artifact

Crate

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2017.0.34.386

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant Material)

Color

Tan (Color)
Green
Red

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 8.75 in

Length: 13.25 in

Inscriptions

on ends MICHIGAN / CELERY / GROWN BY [blank] ON END: MICHIGAN / CELERY / GROWN BY / FROM / R. SCHUT R. 3 [illegible] MI stamped on both ends: ADOPTED BY CELERY GROWERS / OF MICHIGAN / MICHIGAN / STANDARD / SQUARE / 8 X 8 / (INSIDE)

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