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CookIndex Recipes in Card File 1958 Coppery Plastic Wheat Sheaf Motif

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Fresh from 1958: A file box by CookIndex, filled with its original recipe cards.

Published by -- COOKINDEX -- Division of H.S. Stuttman Co., Inc., New York
(c) Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Institute, Inc., New York

The box is white plastic, with a wheat motif on 3 sides. The hinged lid is plastic too, but it has a coppery shine that looks almost like the real metal. Slide a recipe card into the clear window for easy reading.

The 12 sections are labeled A - L. Each section has its own folded index card, listing the recipes to follow. Most of the recipe cards give instructions for 2-3 dishes, along with a color photograph.
A - Appetizers, Sandwiches, Relishes (pink cards A1 - A20)
C - Breads, Griddlecakes, Doughnuts (gray cards C1 - C40)

It's all coded by letter, number, color, and card tabs. Nearly all the cards are here, and a previous owner added her own favorites. Some are supermarket handouts; others are handwritten or typed on cards.

Condition notes: The cards are clean. I did not count them, but I can see that a few are missing. The box has no cracks. One of the wheat motifs has some of the copper color missing. The inside of the lid has some smudges from handling.

CookIndex recipe cards are about 5.75" wide by 3.75" high.
File box is all plastic.
Lid size: 6.5" wide by 7.5" long at hinges
Base size: 6.25" wide by 6" long.
Height: 4.75"
Weight before packaging for mailing: 3 lbs 4 oz
Weight of empty file box: 9 oz

Shipping estimate is based on USPS Parcel Post from Virginia to the west coast. Closer zones often cost less. I send a quick refund when postage overpayment exceeds $0.75. Please convo for precise amount, or to discuss expedited shipping. Want just the empty file box? We'll work it out.

Measurements are approximate. Stored in a non-smoking home. Thanks for looking, and Shop Etsy!

CookIndex Recipes in Card File 1958 Coppery Plastic Wheat Sheaf Motif


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: plastic, paper
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  • Only ships to United States from Virginia, United States.