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Niagara Laundry Starch
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Details

Object ID 001058

Object Name Niagara Laundry Starch

Object Desc Box of unopened Niagara Laundry Starch. The box is green, and on the front says "Niagara Laundry Starch 12 OZS. Net Wt." It has metal spout to easily dispense the laundry starch.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000931

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Cleaning Products

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date NOV 7,2013

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Room 6

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Niagara (brand),laundry,starch,Argo Corn Products Refining Co,boxes,cleaning,


Title Niagara Laundry Starch

Description This green box reads Niagara Laundry Starch across the top, while depicting Niargara Falls. Over the picture of Niagara falls it says "Instant in Cold Water" The price on the box is 19 cents. The side of the box also contains an easy to pour metal piece, that allows for you to close the box back up when done using it. This specific box appears to be from 1951 due to the fact that is the same box depicted in adversiments from that year.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 7.5

Width 2

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details CMY931 measures at 4.5" tall, by 7.5" long, and is 2" deep.

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Argo Corn Products Refining Company

Maker Details 1908: ARGO laundry starch is introduced. Construction begins on Argo corn refining plant in Bedford Park, Illinois. It remains the Company’s largest facility. 1947: NIAGRA cold water laundry starch is introduced.

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY931

Description

Conditions

Date NOV 7,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Emily Piekarz

Notes CMY931 still has all its remains and is in good condition. The box is stil sealed and has all its soapy contents still in it.


Events

Date NOV 7,2013

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin


Date NOV 7,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin


Date NOV 7,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 6 from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

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