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Object ID 002101

Object Name 20-Mule-Team Borax Soap

Object Desc A black, white and blue package that was made by the Pacific Coast Borax Company.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001613

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Cleaning Products


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 20-Mule-Team Borax Soap,Pacific Coast Borax Company,soap,cleaning,laundry,borax,

Title 20-Mule-Team Borax Soap

Description It is a red, white and black paper package. The front says the brand name "20-Mule-Team Borax Soap." In bold red letters on a white background. The top and bottom both have the same image of a 20 mule team pulling wagons. Left and right sid say "Borax Soap." The Back says "A White Borax laundry soap Free from Rosin." It then goes on to explain the product guarantee and what it used for. Below the paragraph it says "Pacific Coast Borax Company. New York, Chicago, and Oakland, Cali."


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.75

Length 4.25

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Pacific Coast Borax Company

Maker Details The Pacific Coast Borax Company was a United States mining company founded in 1890 by Francis "Borax" Smith, the "Borax King."

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1613



Date MAY 7,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes A small rip on the back of the package near the bottom. A stain on the front left center.