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Object ID 001063

Object Name Home Service Cleanser canister

Object Desc This small yellow can dipicts a woman cleaning a bathroom. The top of the can says "Home Service" while underneath the picture says "Cleanser" as well as "The Cleanser of Cleansers"

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000936

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Cleaning Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date NOV 7,2013


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Allen B. Wrisley Co.,bathrooms,cleaning,

Title Home Service Cleanser

Description This can in yellow, and depicts a woman cleaning her bathroom. On one side it states "Cleanser of Cleansers" underneath the picture, while on the other side it says "The Housewife's Friend" on the other. In red lettering on the top it says "Home Service" and underneath "Cleanser." It also has the company name "Allen B. Wrisley Co. Chicago, U.S.A"


Approx Collection Date

Height 5

Length 3

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details CMY936 is a circular can which is 5" tall and is 3" across.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Allen B. Wrisley Co.

Maker Details From Chicago Illinois, this company would appear to have been roaring in the 1920's.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY936



Date NOV 8,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Emily Piekarz

Notes Can's label is in good condition, the top is a little rusty, but the can is unopened and still has all its contents.