Late 1800's Daggett's Orange Drink Syrup Crate - Boston, MA
$95.00 - Sold
For sale is wonderfully weathered antique wooden crate which was used for shipping four gallon jugs of Daggett's Orange Drink Fruit Syrup. Founded in 1892 in Boston, Massachusetts, Daggett Chocolate Company produced more than forty different types of chocolates. In addition, the company also had a fruit department, which specialized in the production of fruit syrups and crushed fruits that were used in soda fountains and ice creams. Pretty cool huh?? Would make a great display piece or would be perfect for displaying old records, books, liquor bottles, knick-knacks, etc.
One of the large sides of the crate still has partial remnants of the original paper label which contains two illustrations of Daggett's Syrup Dispensers that the jugs of syrup would have been used with. Additionally, the text we are able to make out is as follows "..Well Before Using. Daggett's Orange Drink...Directions To 1 1/2 Orange Drink Syrup add ice cold water and cracked ice...cold soda water to fill 8 oz. glass. Always used cracked ice...convenient...Mix well as syrup is heavy. Manufactured and guaranteed by Daggett's Chocolate Co. Boston. Mass. U.S.A." The other large side only has faint remnants of the label with no text visible.
Both of the smaller sides of the crate have the following text: "4 Gal. Jugs. Daggett's Fruit Syrups. Daggett Chocolate Co. Boston, Mass." "Daggett's" is hard to see on both sides but you can still see the letters' impressions in the wood.
Measurements (L x W x H): 16 1/8” x 14 5/8" x 12.25"
Weight: ~ 7.75 lbs.
Item Condition - Great antique condition! Wood box has a nicely weathered patina (small scratches, scuffing, soilage, light deterioration of wood, etc). Print has faded nicely over the years. Paper label shows considerable wear. Nails are rusty. Inside of crate is lightly soiled and may require cleaning if you're not into the "dirty" look. All wooden planks remain nice and sturdy. Upper plank on the large side without the label is a little loose. Additionally, the upper right edge of this plank is broken, as can be seen in picture #4. Top edges of crate show wear. Please refer to the pictures for further details.