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Object ID 001886

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 # CMY001478

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Purgo Re-Mov-Zit Hand Soap,cleaning,soap,O. W. Gollings and Co.,boxes,grooming,

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6

Length 3.5

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker O. W. Gollings and Co.

Maker Details Was located at 400 N. Harvey Ave. Oak Park, Ill.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001478



Date APR 2,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Edgewear at the seams. There is staining throughout the entire box. Signs of molding is starting to show.


Date APR 2,2014

Summary Location change

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