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Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk, 1900-1915

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Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk, 1900-1915

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Artifact

Can (Container)

Date Made

1900-1915

Creators

Borden Company 

Object ID

91.0.11.432

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk, 1900-1915

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Box of Kleenex Facial Tissues, circa 1955

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Box of Kleenex Facial Tissues, circa 1955

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Artifact

Tissue

Date Made

circa 1955

Object ID

92.49.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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Box of Kleenex Facial Tissues, circa 1955

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Silly Putty, circa 1962

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Artifact

Toy (Recreational artifact)

Date Made

circa 1962

Summary

Silly Putty bounces, stretches and can be molded into different shapes. This elastic, synthetic substance was a failed attempt by a General Electric chemical engineer to find a substitute for rubber during World War Two. After the war, however, it became a classic toy. Millions of children and adults have enjoyed this "real solid liquid" since it was first sold in 1950.

Object ID

2001.170.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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