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Object ID 003212

Object Name Watkins Household Hints

Object Desc A book of household hints for cleaning, cooking, laundry, and first aid.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002896

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Shelf 20

Object Date 1941

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords J.R. Watkins,books,cookbooks,

Title Watkins Household Hints



Edition 1941

Description / Abstract A book of household hints for cleaning, cooking, laundry, and first aid. Includes colored photographs of J.R. Watkins products.

Physical Description A blue-gree clothbound hardcovered spiral bound book. Title is in black with The J.R. Watkins Co. below and cities: Newark, Memphis, Winona, and Oakland.

Author Elaine Allen

Author Details Allen also wrote the Watkins Cook Book (c. 1938) and the Watkins Salad book (1946).




Language English

Publisher The J.R. Watkins Co.

Publisher Details The company was started in Plainview, Minnesota in 1868. Watkins introduced the "money back garuntee" with the use of his "trial marked" bottles. They expanded to nearby Winona, MN in 1885 and continued to grow across the U.S. The company produces many wellness and personal car items. It is still thriving and is known as Watkins Inc. today.

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Image Caption CMY2896



Date APR 12,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes Some slight discoloration on the front and back of the cover. Pages starting to tan. Some pages have wrinkles, are cornered, or bent.


Date APR 18,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 20 from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin