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Object Name Barrel
Date ca. 1933
Description Shipping and storage drum, made of laminated plywood and steel. Cylindrical shape, steam rolled construction, with flat, circular laminated base attached with a rolled steel hoop and a flat, circular laminated cover held by a rolled steel tab-lock ring. Faded inscription stamped on bottom: "VIRGINIA BARREL CO. / TRIPL-WALL / STATEN ISLAND - NEW YORK".
Acquisition Gift of Greif Bros. Corp.
Ownership and History The Virginia Barrel Company was a division of the Greif Brothers Cooperage Company, later known as Greif Brothers Corporation. It was located in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1933
Latest Date 1939
Maker Greif Brothers Corp. / Virginia Barrel Co.
Subjects Barrels
Lexicon Sub-category Container
Catalog Number 84.016.0010
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2015.
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