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Title Kibbe Bros. Co. Peanut Butter Kisses Packing Box
Catalog Number CVHM-96.239
Description 96.239 Description: Pine Packing Box or Shipping Crate for Kibbe Brothers Candy. Circular sawn unpainted pine box is assembled with machine cut finger joints at each of the corners. The bottom is nailed in place with round wire box nails and the top is attached with simple cotter-pin type hinges. The ends are stenciled in black: "21 LBS" and the front panel carries a red and blue printed white paper label which reads: "Peanut Butter Kisses / Kibbe Bros. Co. / Springfield, Mass." Inside the cover is a large white paper label featuring a blue bordered photograph of: "One of the Famous Four-in Hands used for many years to carry Kibbe's Candies to Dealers Throughout New England." A bowler hatted and bearded gentleman seated atop a striped and lettered delivery coach drives a team of four white horses. Above the picture is the corporate logo: "Kibbe's" in outline lettering and below the photograph, along the bottom of the label: "Manufactured By Kibbe Bros. Springfield, Mass." For shipment, the top was nailed down. 1920s / 1930s. See Object Files Nos. 94.272 and 96.216.

John O. Curtis
Artist Unknown
Object Name Box, packing
Date 1920s-1930
Dimensions H-14 W-43.5 D-32 inches
Credit line Purchase from an Unidentified Dealer at Brimfield
Museum Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History
On Exhibit Yes, Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History