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Token: Huylers 20; 133 W.42 St.

Object Number: 
INV.4650
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 × 1/16 × 1 3/8 in. (5.1 × 0.2 × 3.5 cm)
Description: 

Purple plastic token; obverse features raised gold text that reads: "Huyler's / 20 / 133 WEST 42ND ST." with a gold boarder; reverse decorated with a raised diamond pattern.

Gallery Label: 

Huyler’s chocolate and candy company was once the largest and most prominent chocolate maker in the United States. Headquartered in New York City, the Huyler’s company operated a large chain of Huyler’s branded stores across the country in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and their high-quality chocolate products were a part of daily life--given as holiday gifts, used as special indulgences, and as treats for young boys and girls.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. John V. Irwin, 1944
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group