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    Scarce Original Wooden Box - Inventory Number: MIS 042

    Original label marked "Heckers Wheaten Grits, Geo. V. Hecker & Co. , Wheaten Grits, 24 2lb. Packages, 293 Cherry Street".  Side stamp stencil, "Philadelphia".  Box measures  28 1/4" x 17 5/8" x 7 1/2".

    The Heckers brand has been around since 1843 making it one of the oldest grocery brands in the US.  This brand was started by two brothers from England; George and John Hecker.  They built their first mill in Croton, on the Hudson River, just north of New York City.  George Hecker was actually the first to create a Self-Rising flour and he was awarded the “First Premium” medal for outstanding advancement in food technology at the 1851 at World’s Fair in London.  Through decades of industry consolidation the Heckers brand was acquired by Standard Milling Company which eventually became known as the Uhlmann Company.  

    Inventory Number: MIS 042