Object ID 001884
Object Name Purgo Re-Mov-Zit Hand Soap
Object Desc It is a blue and white cardboard paper box that contains dry soap made by the O.W Gollings & Co.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001476
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Purgo Re-Mov-Zit Hand Soap,O. W. Gollings and Co.,soap,cleaning,grooming,boxes,
Title Purgo Re-Mov-Zit Hand Soap
Description It is a blue and white cardboard paper box that contains dry soap made by the O.W Gollings & Co. The front of the box says "Trademark Purgo Re-Mov-Zit Brand Hand Soap. Highly recommended by all who have grease, oil and dirt to contend with. Re-Mov-Zit is a solvent of great effciency, keeping the hands soft. The vegetable oils and fibre in Re-Mov-Zit are most effective, mixing with and completly emulsifying the dirt, rather than cutting it." The right side says: "Cut Corner to Open. We also make well know Purgo-'That Washing Stuff.' Send to us for a free trial package of each of these wonderful products. Tell your friends everywhere when writing to them. Watch for our premiums. The left side says: "Cut corner to open. Purgo Re-Mov-Zit Hand Soap keeps your hands soft but gets the dirt. It's the money back hand soap. Try it." The back explains how to make the paste for soap. It says to write to them if your town does not have Purgo. Then the company name and location and net weight.
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Place of Origin
Maker O. W. Gollings and Co.
Maker Details Was located at 400 N. Harvey Ave. Oak Park, Ill.
Date APR 2,2014
Assessor Brooke Uhl
Notes Edgewear at the corners of the box. Lots of staining throughout the whole box. Some of the powder is starting to escape. It has two huge creases on the front left side and on the back right hand side. A sign on molding is starting to show on top of the box.
Date APR 2,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin