Posted 4 years ago
I picked this crate up at an antique shop on Chicago's north side. I am interested to know how old this crate is. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
It seams to be in really good shape, 2 sides seemed to have been exposed to more air/light? as they have a darker patina.
I did some research and learned that the Sanford Mfg Co was founded in 1857 in Massachusetts.
In 1866 the company moved its headquarters to Chicago. In 1940 the company changed its name to Sanford Ink Company.
The crate has dimensions of roughly 18 1/4 " X 13" X 11 5/8"
The front and back read:
1 Doz. No.1 Qts, WITH PAT POUR SPOUT, SANFORD'S BLUE BLACK PREMIUM WRITING FLUID, SANFORD MFG. CO., CHICAGO - NEW YORK
The sides read: SANFORD INK SPOUT, (WITH A GRAPHIC), SANFORD'S 35 INKS