On each side of this box it reads "Eatmor Cranberries (old brand name) - TRADE MARK - Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. - 1/4 U.S. Standard Cranberry BBL. - Product of U.S.A." in red ink or sometimes orange. This box is from West Wareham, Massachusetts. It's purpose was to hold & ship a 1/4 of a barrel (25 pounds) of freshly picked cranberries during & after harvest season (September & October) back in the early 1900's. All of them have slats cut into the sides. This was for the purpose of ventilation after the box was filled with cranberries so that they would keep better during storage time before going to market. Each of the various label brands that were attached were used to identify the types of cranberries which were enclosed & their keep time. This box & label was made between 1900 to 1940.
*Please note that the box pictured maybe different from the one that you purchase. This one was used as a model for the listing. All are similar in size, condition, weight and type. We have several hundred of these boxes and all of them are in good condition & in very solid shape. Most of them look like they are brand new because they have been stored in dark, weather proof attic for over 70 years and have never seen the light of day. Some have never even been used. This box has many creative and decorative uses including shelving, benches, foot stools, end tables, stereo speaker cases / stands, decorative storage containers, bookcases, holding potted plants, firewood or just an interesting conversation piece and much more for that old New England/Cape Cod look. It measure about 16 3/4" long x 11" wide x 10" tall.