Antique 100+ year old Arbuckles Coffee Wooden Crate
Rare 66 lb Arbuckles Ground Coffee Wooden Crate Circa 1890 - 1909. John Arbuckle invented the first commercial roasting business and was the first worldwide to make 1 pound packages of roasted and ground coffee. Arbuckle and his family moved the 1871 Pittsburg operation to NYC in 1881 and became the first and largest mass produced coffee maker at that time. Owning steamship lines direct to the South American coffee growers, he imported beans and exported finished coffees worldwide.Arbuckles also became the "coffee that won the west" in the turn of the century wild west days. Cowboys and trailblazers drank only Arbuckles for decades. The business quickly ended and was sold off after John Arbuckle's death in 1912.This crate was purchased at Brimfield Antique Show nearly 20 years ago. It is all original wood with some imperfections as described and depicted. Dimensions are 22" long x 12" wide x 11" deep. The Arbuckles name appears on both sides, one which is quite good for display. One end of the crate is stenciled with the company name and weight. Original knots and nails are intact excepting a missing nail that has been replaced with a dark screw (shown). There is a small missing end piece and a missing piece on the bottom, but the crate is 97% intact and would make an excellent addition for any collector. Note- many of the larger versions of this crate (100 lb size) are selling for $700 - $1,000 at auctions and on ebay. We have researched and cannot find this smaller crate online anywhere.
Sold As Is: $199.00