wooden apple box from Nottawa Ontario

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found this on the weekend at our local dump , someone had tossed it in a dumpster and had some junk in it . so I rescued it as I saw it had an old name on the side .

I don't know much about who Lloyd Blackburn was but Nottawa Ontario is a tiny village near Collingwood Ontario . area is known for its apple trees and fresh produce . so would assume this box was used for apples at some point in time

its in otherwise good condition , might use it to store bottles in as its a good size or re sell it

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found this on the weekend at our local dump , someone had tossed it in a dumpster and had some junk in it . so I rescued it as I saw it had an old name on the side .

I don't know much about who Lloyd Blackburn was but Nottawa Ontario is a tiny village near Collingwood Ontario . area is known for its apple trees and fresh produce . so would assume this box was used for apples at some point in time

its in otherwise good condition , might use it to store bottles in as its a good size or re sell it

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Did it have a lid at one time? Nice save by the way!
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I was doing a barn reno/repair last week and there were a few local wooden fruit crates like this in the hay loft (filled with ACL's). I believe a lot of the fruit orchards had their own crates at the time and got repurposed for catch-alls. Bottles appeared mid century. Mainly I didn't trust the floor in that part of the loft to get a closer look, but of course it was customers property, and we still had a job to do...
 

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Got a S.Koole Shanty Bay Apple crate just like it :) above it is a Smarts Canning food crate out Collingwood (1890-1964)
 

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I was doing a barn reno/repair last week and there were a few local wooden fruit crates like this in the hay loft (filled with ACL's). I believe a lot of the fruit orchards had their own crates at the time and got repurposed for catch-alls. Bottles appeared mid century. Mainly I didn't trust the floor in that part of the loft to get a closer look, but of course it was customers property, and we still had a job to do...
Yeah I see a lot of those crates marked with local orchards' names. I still see them in use at orchards sometimes too, so I wonder if they may have still been making them late into the 20th century.
 

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