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|The pictures below show larger views of this Early National Biscuit Company Five Cent Uneeda Biscuit Store Dummy Paper Package. This package is believed to have been made for display on shelves or in store windows. It is sealed but contains no product. It is also believed to be from the late 1800s or early 1900s. There are trade mark and patent dates (see below). The paper wrapper or label is imprinted in dark blue and red on white paper. The two ends have the red Nabisco “INER SEAL” logo or emblem. The package is marked as follows:|
IN ER SEAL
A NEW FORM OF SODA BISCUIT, CRISP, TENDER AND DELICIOUS.
SERVE WITH EVERY MEAL; TAKE A BOX WITH YOU ON YOUR TRAVELS;
SPLENDID FOR SANDWICHES; PERFECT FOR PICNICS; UNEQUALED FOR
GENERAL USE. GOOD FOR EVERYBODY.
MADE TO EAT - - - - NOT TO KEEP.
FIVE CENTS A PACKAGE.
REGISTERED “UNEEDA” IS OUR TRADE – MARK DEC. 27, 1898.
MOISTURE SPOILS BISCUIT; TO PRESERVE AND DELIVER TO THE
CONSUMER BISCUIT AS CRISP AND TENDER AS WHEN FRESH FROM
THE OVEN, WE HAVE ORIGINATED THIS MOISTURE – PROOF PACKAGE.
CAREFULLY REMOVE WRAPPER; SERVE IN THIS PACKAGE. AFTER THE
BISCUIT ARE EATEN, YOU HAVE A LUNCH BOX FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN.
PAT. MAR. 28, 1899. OTHER PATENTS PENDING
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
The package measures about 8'' x 3'' x 3''. It appear to be in good condition with a small tear as seen in picture #2 below.
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