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Identifier: A0023

Title: Aloe Company Building Time Capsule Collection, 1937-1940


The A.S. Aloe medical instruments company headquarters building at 1831 Olive Street was constructed in 1940. When the building was demolished for a parking lot 56 years later, a time capsule was recovered from the building's cornerstone. The metal capsule, packed with rolls of medical wrapping was opened on October 10, 1996. It contained over two dozen items, including a letter written by company president Howard F. Baer in September 1940, numerous company brochures and catalogs, photographs, coins, and a selection of current periodicals.

2 boxes; 2 oversize folders

Finding aid available.

Cite as: Aloe Company Building Time Capsule Collection, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1937-1940

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: A.S. Aloe and Company

Subjects: Business
Time capsules
Medical instruments and apparatus


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