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
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Object Date 1940s
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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.
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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.
Date SEP 3,2015
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