Comprehensive view and description of all box features 

Box Features

Lane branded (with heat) and stamped (with ink) logos and retailers names on to the inside of most miniature cedar boxes.  In this area you will find an image of all Lid Logos found to date along with information on the box variation(s) they have been found within.   Lid logos, like other unique features, can be used to estimate the boxes' age or date of manufacture.  

Lane Cedar Box lid logos

Lane affixed a label (usually paper) on to the bottom of many miniature boxes.  All messages begin with "Please Remember" but the wording of the paragraph that follows changes slightly over time as well as the border sometimes surrounding the paragraph.  In this area an image of all labels found thus far can be viewed along with what box variation they are found upon.  Labels have not been found on any Short (S) box variations as the practice of including the label was discontinued in the late 1950's (around 1956-57).  Bottom Labels, like other unique features, can be used to estimate the boxes' age or date of manufacture. 

Although the boxes are relatively simple, they do have necessary hardware components that have changed over time.  All variations of hardware (metal items) components are found in this section along with details about what boxes these components appear upon.  Hardware components, like other unique features, can be used to estimate the boxes' age or date of manufacture. 

This section contains information about non-hardware or difficult to classify items including paper inserts than accompanied the boxes and were used in the Girl Graduate Plan promotion.  These items or details can be used to estimate the boxes' age or date of manufacture.  

Lane Cedar Box paper Bottom Labels
Lane Cedar Box Lock Hasp and Hook
Lane Cedar box Padlock and Key

Although the Joinery of the boxes and how they were constructed has remained pretty consistent, there are still things we can learn about the history of the boxes by studying how they were constructed over the years.  

Lane Cedar Box Joinery and Bottoms