Egg Carrier

Summary

Farmers who sold directly to customers used carriers like this one to safely transport their eggs from farm to market. The manufacturers of these containers hand-stenciled capacity specifications on the case. Farmers could also request customized carriers bearing their own names.

Farmers who sold directly to customers used carriers like this one to safely transport their eggs from farm to market. The manufacturers of these containers hand-stenciled capacity specifications on the case. Farmers could also request customized carriers bearing their own names.

Artifact

Egg carrier

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

68.73.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Fred D. Warrick.

Material

Wood (Plant Material)
Cardboard
Wire

Color

Red
Black (Color)
Brown

Dimensions

Height: 6 in

Width: 7.25 in

Length: 10 in

Inscriptions

on side: PRIME / PATENT stamped in black on upper layer: 2 DOZ. stamped in black on upper layer: PATENTED JULY 29, 1884

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