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    Posted 4 years ago

    Karenoke
    (100 items)

    The company that made this box is still in business. But I can't find this box in their shopping list. And it's young enough to have a UPC code/bar.
    I'm guessing it's from the early days of UPC codes, early 80's ?
    It's made of a lightweight wood that is covered with what I believe to be a heavy aluminum foil that has been decorated with a hand or machine stamped on design.
    I've had this a few years and decided not to remove the price sticker and forgot to remove the .99 thrift store sticker also, so at this point it stays.
    The separate foil covered wood bar is a separator. I'm guessing for keeping the different fruits and/or nuts apart. If I recall correctly the company sells dried fruits and nuts.
    Thanks for looking!
    I'm making another post with more photos.
    I have no clue what category?

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    Comments

    1. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      That is really pretty!! I like the picture on yours and it has a really cool shape.
    2. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      Thank you Mrstyndall!
      I love it's shape as well.
      And I wanted to mention that like you, I was really surprised to learn this cool container was for dried fruits and nuts:~))
    3. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love everyone!
      Much appreciated.
    4. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      The UPC barcode looks VERY modern. I'd not think before 2000. Hard to believe they were asking 85.00 for it when new!
    5. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      SpiritBear, I'm thinking the price included fruits and nuts. As I found the company who makes these, and they are a container company.
      I have no clue as to when the first UPC codes were used. As far as its age...someone likely received it as a gift, kept the lovely container and donated it when they grew tired of it. I was thinking not before 1990....but I suspect it will remain a mystery.
      Thanks for stopping by!
    6. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      I think UPC Bar Codes were used by factories in the '70s, but, from what I've read, for use in stores like we use them today, they were supposedly not seen before 1983.
    7. Gillian, 4 years ago
      http://www.nationalhandloomcorp.com/product_detail/sheth-tohfa-multipurpose-box-big.html

      Lots of boxes like this one - but not so nice!

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