Object ID 003590
Object Name Fairbank's Gold Dust Washing Powder
Object Desc Orange and black box with Gold Dust label featured prominently.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003211
General Category History
Category Cleaning Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Hardware Store
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords washing powder,Fairbank's Gold Dust,Lever Brothers Company,soap,
Title Fairbank's Gold Dust Washing Powder
Description Orange box. The many purpose cleaner-can clean dishes, grease, woodwork, painbrushes, linoleum, dirty work clothes, makes glassware sparkle, softens hard water, and removies bath tub ring. Directions on back.
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Place of Origin
Maker Lever Brothers company
Maker Details Located in Cambridge, Mass. Established by William Lever and was an American subsidiary of a British company. The American part of the company started in the 1890s. Had siginificat expansion in the 1910s. In 1929, Lever Brothers was the 3rd largest soap maufacturer in the US. Was closed in 1959.
Maker Mark two black children next to each other
Date SEP 10,2015
Summary Fair to good
Assessor Rachel Niswander
Notes Tape on the lid. The corners are torn/frayed. Discolored along the edges.