Burch Boxes, Bags,
New Web Site
March 1, 2010
This web site has been totally reworked and now includes addtional information on Burch popcorn machines.
Although called the Manley Popcorn Machine Forum, it deals with anything related to Manley popcorn, including its precdecssor company--Burch Manufacturing Company. So, please come join us and talk about Burch and/or Manley popcorn machines.
The boxes came in a variety of colors, including Blue, Red, and Green. First the blue boxes:
Next, The Red Boxes
Sample Boxes were smaller boxes that would be passed-out to entice the customer to purchase a full-sized box.
Boxes also came with green print:
Images of green Burch boxes courtesy of The J.H. Fentress Antique Popcorn Museum. There web site is located at: http://www.antiquepopcornmuseum.com/
This version is multi-colored:
Images of multi-colored Burch boxes courtesy of The J.H. Fentress Antique Popcorn Museum. Their web site is located at: http://www.antiquepopcornmuseum.com/
Popcorn tins came from Burch (and later Manley) filled with popcorn. By sealing them, this insured that the popcorn was fresh for popping. Burch recommended that after the corn was used for popping, the container could be filled with popped corn and sold. The tin states how much raw popcorn and how much popped corn the tin holds.
Photos courtesy of Forum Member eeggers.
In addition to bags, boxes, and popcorn, Burch also provided seasoning oil (the oil used to pop the corn). Here is one of their 50 pound containers for seasoning oil:
They also had cans for pre-popped popcorn: