|Object ID #||2016.021.010|
|Object Name||Crate, Shipping|
|Title||Hudson Brothers (Meaford) Apple Crate|
|Place of Origin||Meaford, Municipality of Meaford, Grey County|
|Description||A stencilled wooden apple crate with "PROPERTY OF / HUDSON BROS. / MEAFORD" . The bottom two stencilled lines are on a splash of white paint, which suggests that it was previously used by another orchard. There are two elliptical cut-outs for hand holds to lift the crate with. Nailed construction.|
Made for/used by the Hudson Brothers Orchard, which began circa 19__. The item looks like it previously owned by another Meaford area orchard as well.
Collected by/last owned by Brad Johnston, owner of Barbetta Orchards, in the Meaford area.
|Collection||Commercial Equipment Collection|
|Dimensions||H-28.5 W-40.5 L-53 cm|
|Found||Meaford, Municipality of Meaford, Grey County|
Fruit crate labels
Meaford Industries & Products
Hudson Brothers (Meaford)
|Function||A re-usable fruit crate, marked with Meaford, Ontario, and the name of the orchard where the fruit originated from. The stencilling helped to have the empty crates returned to the orchard of origin.|