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American Decorative Arts
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Designer (case): Egmont Hegel Arens, American, 1887–1966
Manufacturer: Nashua Package Sealing Company, American, incorporated 1924

National Package Sealer, Model No. 208

Designed 1941; manufactured 1948

Enameled and chromium-plated steel, bristle brush, and hard rubber

6 5/8 × 4 3/4 × 12 1/4 in. (16.828 × 12.065 × 31.115 cm)
Gift of Patricia E. Kane, Ph.D. 1987, and W. Scott Braznell, Art.A. 1967
Manufactured in Nashua, New Hampshire
Designed in New York, New York
20th century
Tools and Equipment

Leshine Carton Company and Branford Printing Company, Branford, Conn., after 1948; inherited by Rhoda and John Loeb, Branford, Conn., by 1992; given to Patricia E. Kane and W. Scott Braznell, Hamden, Conn., 1992-2003


“Acquisitions 2003,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 129.

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 322, no. 221.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.