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Object ID 003558

Object Name Hanser's White Wonder Borax Soap Flakes

Object Desc Blue cardboard box with cream colored stripes and lettering containing Hanser's White Wonder Borax Soap Flakes.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003179

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 1940s

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords soap,Hanser's Soap Flakes,washing powder,White Wonder soap flakes,borax,laundry,clothing care,

Title Hansenr's White Wonder Soap Flakes

Description Dark blue cardboard box with cream colored lettering and stripes containing Hanser's White Wonder Borax Soap Flakes. Top of box has two creanm stripes going around all four sides. Bottom of box has three cream stripes around all four sides. Front of box has the following in cream lettering: "Hanser's White Wonder (registered U.S. Patent Office) Borax Soap Flakes." Back of box is identical to front. Two sides of box have suggestions for use -dishes, glassware, silverware, woodwork, floors, walls, furniture, and general cleaning, as well as clothing.


Approx Collection Date

Height 12.75

Length 8

Width 3.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker John Hanser Soap Company

Maker Details Located on 3000 W. Hampton Ave. in Milwaukee. Has been around since the 1930s, possibly before.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3179



Date SEP 3,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes Both of the narrower sides are dented and visibly creased. Edges are worn and creased, as are the corners. Some discoloration of the dark blue color.


Date SEP 3,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin