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Object ID 001066

Object Name Kitchen Klenzer

Object Desc These two cans are from varying years, these both represent the same product. A from 1910 and B from 1933. They both depict women in the kitchen cleaning and say "Kitchen Klenzer" made by "Fitzpatrick Bros. Chicago"

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000939a-b

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 Kitchen Klenzer,cleaning,Fitzpatrick Bros.,scrubbing powder,

Title Kitchen Klenzer

Description CMY939a is a can of Kitchen Klenzer from 1910. The top of the can reads "Kitchen Klenzer", then is accompanied by a picture of a woman cleaning her kitchen. Underneath that picture states "Hurts only Dirt Cleans-Scours Scrubs- Polishes" it has a copywrite of 1910 and states that is is made by Fitzpatrick Bros. Chicago. CMY939b looks almost the same, the only variant being the picture on the can which is now more modern and of the times, which it is copywrited in 1933.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5.25

Length 2.75

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details CMY939a-b measure at 5.25" tall and are 2.75" across.

Quantity 2



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Fitzpatrick Bros.

Maker Details Since 1894, Fitzpatrick Bros., Inc. has provided quality scouring cleansers including the industry original: Kitchen Klenzer. More than 100 years of proven experience have given customers confidence in Fitzpatrick's superior products. As a result, Fitzpatrick Bros. is, by far, the nation's largest manufacturer of private label scouring cleanser.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY939a-b



Date NOV 8,2013

Summary Fair/ Good

Assessor Emily Piekarz

Notes CMY939a is in good condition the label looks prestine, and the contents are still intact just a little bit rusty, while CMY939b is older and shows more wear. It's label is comming off in some spots white the bottom of the can is completely rusted.