Price List for Stevens' Patent Egg Cases, 1878

Summary

Egg producers initially used different sizes and types of containers to pack eggs for market. As the egg industry developed, standardized cases that held thirty dozen (360) eggs became the norm. Egg case manufacturers touted their own versions of the design, hoping to beat out the competition. A Massachusetts poultry farmer believed one product, Stevens' Patent Egg Cases, was "much the best."

Egg producers initially used different sizes and types of containers to pack eggs for market. As the egg industry developed, standardized cases that held thirty dozen (360) eggs became the norm. Egg case manufacturers touted their own versions of the design, hoping to beat out the competition. A Massachusetts poultry farmer believed one product, Stevens' Patent Egg Cases, was "much the best."

Artifact

Trade catalog

Date Made

1878

Subject Date

1878

Creators

Stevens (Firm) 

Collection Title

Trade Catalog Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

87.3.3.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Ink

Technique

Printing (Process)
Handwriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.875 in

Width: 5 in

Inscriptions

back: "New Lard-- Nest / M.M. ce-- B---- / Lu-t--, Mi--- 1878"

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