$300

VINTAGE BREAD SHIPPING CRATE - LABEL - G B LEWIS CO WATERTOWN, WIS
HISTORY:
From an article published in the Watertown High School Orbit, 1921:
"The woven wood and wire construction of the Lewis Box places it in a class by itself and makes it distinctive. It is used principally by bakers for the shipment of bread by express. It is the first box of its kind that was ever manufactured over twenty years ago. By virtue of the fact that it is light but very strong and durable, as well as yielding the proper ventilation for its contents, there has been an ever increasing demand for it. These boxes are furnished, painted, and lettered in attractive designs and color combinations, and are used by the baker for advertising purposes as well as for carriers. You see them at the express depots everywhere. Lewis Boxes can be shipped knock down, which saves considerable in freight. They are sent to all parts of the United States from Florida to Canada, and from Boston to San Francisco. Watertown is widely known throughout the country among the baking trade as the home of the Lewis Box."
Great functional, statement piece for any space.
Large size makes these crates ideal for decorative storage, coffee table, or side table.
The crate is very sturdy, durable and well constructed.
Chunky metal hardware with thick woven cotton handle.
Quality piece of American craftsmanship!
Approximate measurements 24 wide by 19 high by 34 long.
Needs cleaning.


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