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Vtg 30s Sunkist Calpak Prune Crate Wood Fruit Box Nra Logo Great Depression Fdr For Sale

Vtg 30s Sunkist Calpak Prune Crate Wood Fruit Box Nra Logo Great Depression Fdr

Vtg 30s Sunkist Calpak Prune Crate Wood Fruit Box NRA Logo Great Depression FDR Product Description

Vintage Great Depression period wood prune box with lettering on all four sides. "NRA MEMBER" (National Recovery Administration) eagle stamp on end pegs the date at 1933-35. Eagle is holding a gear and bolts of electricity in its talons with the caption "WE DO OUR PART" beneath. Other end identifies original contents as 25 pounds (70- 80) of Sun-Kist brand Santa Clara prunes, packed by the California Packing Corporation of San Francisco. Each side panel stamped "Calpack Fruits/From the Land of Sunshine". Size is 15 1/2" x 9 7/8" x 6" deep.

Very good condition. Box is strong and solid, with no loose or split boards. Bottom is one piece of wood, attached well. Box is reasonably clean, but it was used in the garage for storage and the wood has darkened. Some general wear from use and a little staining on the bottom and at the top of one of the sides. One small chip out of the corner on the NRA side and a few drips/spots of paint as seen.

The California Packing Corporation, or Calpak as it was commonly known, was founded in 1916 by the merger of five major canneries. This corporate giant controlled canning, drying and packing houses, the brokers who sold these products and the farmers who grew them. In addition to their California holdings, their production empire stretched from Alaska to Hawaii to the Midwestern states.

The National Recovery Administration was the major New Deal agency established by FDR in 1933. It attempted to establish a code of "fair practices" for business and industry, set minimum prices for some goods and products and mandate maximum weekly working hours and minimum hourly wages for workers. Business owners who supported this effort often put the NRA blue eagle up in their shop windows and marked their packages and documents with it. The agency was declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1935.

A very nice piece of Great Depression/California history with lots of character. Display it or use it to store things in!

Payment three days after completion of sale.


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