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Title: Jack Sprat Selected Codfish box

Accession Number: 1999.42.AB
Type: codfish box
Maker: Western Grocer Company
Materials: wood
Description: Jack Sprat Selected Codfish box and lid; wooden box with red and black lettering; illustration of a fisherman vending the product; reads from top to bottom "ONE POUND NET/ Jack Sprat/ BRAND/ SELECTED/ CODFISH/ REG. U.S.PAT.OFF./ PACKED FOR/ WESTERN GROCER COMPANY/ GENERAL OFFICES/ MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA"; one of the sides reads in red "PREPARED WITH 8-10 OF 1%/ BENZOATE OF SODA/ WHICH IS REMOVED BY FRESH-/ ENING THE FISH AS FOLLOWS-/ SOAK 15 MINUTES IN RUNNING/ WATER THEN 5 MINUTES IN/ FRESH WARM WATER THEN/ BRING TO A BOIL SLOWLY IN/ FRESH WATER".

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