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Object ID # 1980.012.010
Object Name Bag, Food Storage
Other Name Bag, Flour
Title Flour Shipping Bag (Wm. Knechtel & Son Ltd.)
Lexicon category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Made Wm. Knechtel & Son Ltd.
Place of Origin Merriton, Ontario
Description Paper flour bag from Wm. Knechtel & Son Ltd., Hanover, Grey County. The white bag is printed with blue lettering for "PACIFIC" above a polychromatic scene of a ship with "Pacific" on it, below which is blue and red printing for "CHOICE ONTARIO PASTRY / WM. KNECHTEL & SON, LTD. / HANOVER, ONT. CANADA". The closed end of the bag is also printed in dark blue with "PACIFIC / CHOICE ONTARIO PASTRY FLOUR". There is a rectangular, red-printed area verifying the bag as meeting the requirements of a Canadian-made Freight Shipping Bag.
Makers mark Red-printed lettering in a rectangular margin:
"Canadian Made Freight Shipping Bag / Meeting Requirements of / CANADIAN FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION / FOR FLOUR / GUARANTEED BY / ALLIANCE PAPER MILLS, LIMITED / MERRITTON, ONT."
Provenance Manufactured at Merriton, Ontario for the William Knechtel & Son Limited factory at Hanover, Grey County.
Provenance unknown. Last owned by Mabel G. Mustard of RR#5 Chatsworth, Grey County.
Collection Commercial Equipment Collection
Material Paper/Inks
Dimensions H-62 W-11.3 L-23.9 cm
Found Chatsworth, Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
Subjects Hanover, Ontario
Flour Mills
Grey County Industry