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Patent Model for reuseable egg crate, patented by J. Mercette Jr., Bound Brook, New Jersey, 1879
Patent Model for reuseable egg crate, patented by J. Mercette Jr., Bound Brook, New Jersey, 1879
Wood.
Museum purchase. 1978.95


Eggs have been a big business for many New Jersey farm families over the years. This clever invention answered the need for a lightweight but sturdy shipping container in the days before the availability of mass produced, less expensive wood pulp paper cartons.

 

 

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