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Title: Gorton-Pew Fisheries Co. codfish box

Accession Number: 1999.44.AB
Category: MERCHANDISING TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
Type: salt cod box
Maker: Gorton-Pew Fisheries Co.
Place:
Date:
Materials: wood
Description: Salt cod box and lid; wooden box with black and red lettering and an illustration of Gob white quail; reads from top to bottom "ONE POUND NET WHEN PACKED/ Gob-White/ TRADE MARK/ SELECTED/ CODFISH/ PACKED BY/ GORTON-PEW FISHERIES CO. GLOUCHESTER, MASS."; one of the sides reads in black lettering "PREPARED WITH/ 4-10 OF 1 PER CENT/ BORACIC ACID/ TO REMOVE SAME SOAK IN/ WATER UNTIL FRESH ENOUGH/ TO SUIT THE TASTE".

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